Evans Reading Group

Date(s) - Tuesday, January 2, 2024
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Organized 16 years ago as the Spirituality Book Group, this Cedars reading group assumed a new identity as the Evans Reading Group in 2020 to honor the Rev. Marvin Evans after his passing.

In our time together, the group has read and discussed 64 books selected to intrigue and hopefully enlighten us in seeking “Salvation by Bibliography” as our late friend Marvin used to say, and we are pleased to invite your participation with us in our ongoing practice.

Our next selection is Kinds of Minds – Toward an Understanding of Consciousness, by Daniel C. Dennett.

Combining ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Daniel Dennett leads the reader on a fascinating journey of inquiry, exploring such intriguing possibilities as: Can any of us really know what is going on in someone else’s mind? What distinguishes the human mind from the minds of animals, especially those capable of complex behavior? If such animals, for instance, were magically given the power of language, would their communities evolve an intelligence as subtly discriminating as ours?

Join us for an interesting discussion via Zoom at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd. If you would like to be on our email list, let Mary Romeo know.