How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization by Mortimer AdlerHow to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization by Mortimer Adler

How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

byMortimer AdlerEditorMax Weismann

Paperback | April 7, 2000

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Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?", and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought. "
Born in New York, Mortimer Adler was educated at Columbia University. Later as a philosophy instructor there, he taught in a program focused on the intellectual foundations of Western civilization. Called to the University of Chicago in 1927 by President Robert Maynard Hutchins, Adler played a major role in renovating the undergraduate...
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Title:How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western CivilizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.11 inPublished:April 7, 2000Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812694120

ISBN - 13:9780812694123

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