Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.

My Berlin Child

At our February 2020 meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Peter Farnum: Anne Wiazemsky, My Berlin Child, published originally in French in 2009. English translation by Alison Anderson published in 2011.

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Start the new year with John McPhee Reader

As we start another new year in the book club we will discuss a selection suggested by Van Perdue: John McPhee, The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976.

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An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective Regarding Knowledge

Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, The Knowledge Illusion, Riverhead Books, 2017. I provided a critique of our book club selection, The Knowledge Illusion, in a previous post. One of my criticisms was that the book did not provide an adequate … Continue reading

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East Coast Branch of the TRMBC reporting in on Florida

NOTE: The following post was sent to us via email from our former member Burk Ketcham who moved to East Coast but still participates in reading our book selections. I posted his comments here for him. Ron I have only … Continue reading

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East Coast Branch of the TRMBC reporting in on American Dialogue

NOTE: The following post was sent to us via email from our former member Burk Ketcham who moved to East Coast but still participates in reading our book selections. I posted his comments here for him. Ron I want to … Continue reading

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East Coast branch of the RMBC reporting in about The Knowledge Illusion

NOTE: The following post was sent to us via email from our former member Burk Ketcham who moved to East Coast but still participates in reading our book selections. I posted his comments here for him. Ron Let me start … Continue reading

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Ron Boothe Critique of The Knowledge Illusion

Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, The Knowledge Illusion, Riverhead Books, 2017. The authors of The Knowledge Illusion are cognitive scientists. They use the term knowledge illusion to refer to the fact that humans often think they are more knowledgeable than … Continue reading

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December Pick: Lauren Groff’s Florida

At our December meeting we will discuss a book suggested by David Gilmour: Lauren Groff, Florida, Riverhead Books, 2018.

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The Knowledge Illusion

At our November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Richard Smaby: Steven Sloman and Philip Fernback, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. Riverhead Books, 2017.

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American Dialogue

At our October meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Jim Clifford: Joseph J. Ellis, American Dialogue: The Founders and Us, Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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