Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

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

Burk Perspective On Liberty

Burk sent in the following commentary via email and I am posting it for him here: ——————————————————————— “On Liberty”  By John Stuart Mill – September 2020 To fellow members of the Tacoma Retired Men’s Book Club: I have just plowed … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill’s Philosophical Ideas About Liberty

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, a philosophical essay published in 1859. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy asserts that John Stuart Mill was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century. He was a child prodigy, started reading Greek … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty

At our September 2020 meeting we will discuss a book suggested by Mark Jensen:   John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, a philosophical essay published in 1859.

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A Mothering True Grit Sunday

Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday, first published in hardcover by Scribner UK, 2016. Charles Portis, True Grit, first appearing as a serial in The Saturday Evening Post in 1968 and then published in hardcover by Simon and Schuster later the same … Continue reading

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Burk Comments on True Grit

Burk sent the following comments via email and I am posting them for him here: —————— Hi Guys: Your east of the Rockies outlier reporting in again. What has happened to to the Tacoma Retired Men’s Book Club? The July … Continue reading

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BURK COMMENTS ON “MOTHERING SUNDAY”

Burk sent the following comments about Mothering Sunday to me in an email so I am posting them here on our blogsite. ——————————————————————— Greetings from the banks of the Mohawk River.  As you may remember, there was “Drums Along the … Continue reading

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Burk Comments on Being Mortal

Our East Coast Member, Burk Ketcham, sent the following commentary to me as an email attachment and I am glad to post it for him. Ron ——————————————————————————– This is a book written by a doctor, selected by a doctor for … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Reflections Part III – Kierkegaard’s Existential Philosophy

  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf, first published in Germain in 1927, first English language version published in 1929. All page numbers and quotes in this essay come from the Picador Modern Classics Kindle Edition, translated by Basil Creighton.   Adam Kirsch, … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Reflections Part II – Jungian Psychology

  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf, first published in Germain in 1927, first English language version published in 1929. All page numbers and quotes in this essay come from the Picador Modern Classics Kindle Edition, translated by Basil Creighton. The novel Steppenwolf … Continue reading

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Being Mortal

At our meeting in June we will discuss a book suggested by Sid Whaley, Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, 282 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company, 2014. Multiple copies in various formats are available … Continue reading

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