The Group meets every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at the home of Hilton Brown in Mountain View. For more information contact Hilton at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strictly speaking, this is not a “book group,” since we devote the first Wednesday of each month to discussion of current news events, and, on the other evenings, discussions tend to be wide-ranging, centered about, but not exclusively about, the chosen book. The word “group” is often used but does not imply that you have to join formally in any sense. Visitors are welcome. Just show up—the more the merrier!
Our current book is “The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom” by Jonathon Haidt, 244 Pages.
In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives……. See more on Amazon.
For more See: Amazon “The Happiness Hypothesis”
About the Author
His research focuses on morality – its emotional foundations, cultural variations, and developmental course……..
Oct 31 – If you go to the above online link, you can read the Introduction and a good portion of the first chapter “The Divided Self”. That should get us started. Let’s read that for the first week. You can also buy the Kindle Edition. Lets keep this reading short to give folks time to acquire the book and read it.
Nov 7 – Freethought Discussion – Bring your ideas for this open discussion
Nov 14 – Read Chapters 2 (Changing Your Mind) and 3 (Reciprocity with a Vengeance) about 35 pages over two weeks.
Nov 21 – Meeting is Cancelled for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 28 – Read Chapters 4 (The Faults of Others) and 5 (The Pursuit of Happiness) about 47 pages. Enjoy.
Dec 5 – Freethought Discussion, Bring your current News Events or Humanistic Ideas to discuss.
Dec 12 – Read Chapters 6 (Love and Attachments) and 7 (The Uses of Adversity) about 49 pages over two weeks. Enjoy.