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THE ASHTRAY By Errol Morris. (University of Chicago, $30.) In 1972, Thomas Kuhn, the philosopher of science who invented the idea of “paradigm shifts,” threw an ashtray at Morris, then a graduate student. The two disagreed about the nature…

Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated,” which describes growing up in a survivalist family in rural Idaho and then going on to Harvard and Cambridge, is our May pick for the new PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”…