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Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001. Great books of the Western world. New York, NY : Scribner Classics. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.
Adler worked with Scott Buchanan at the People's Institute and then for many years on their respective great books efforts (Buchanan as founder of the great books . The Great Ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought (1992).
Adler worked with Scott Buchanan at the People's Institute and then for many years on their respective great books efforts (Buchanan as founder of the great books program at St. John's College). Natural Theology, Chance, and God (The Great Ideas Today, 1992). The Four Dimensions of Philosophy: Metaphysical–Moral–Objective–Categorical (1993). Art, the Arts, and the Great Ideas (1994). Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon, Touchstone, 1995. How to Think About The Great Ideas (2000). How to Prove There is a God (2011).
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About 45 years ago, Mortimer Adler sat down at his manual typewriter with a list of authors, books and 102 great ideas. The essays, originally published in the Syntopicon (1952), were part of Encyclopaedia Britannica's Great Books of the Western World, and were revised in 1988 for EB's second publication of the series.
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The Great Ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought. Upon completion of my last book, Art, the Arts, and the Great Ideas, my good friend and colleague Max Weismann, cofounder and director of the Center for the Study of Great Ideas in Chicago, urged me to undertake the writing of this book. The Four Dimensions of Philosophy. Art, the Arts, and the Great Ideas. His conviction was that not only would this book represent a summation of my philosophical views, but it would afford readers, when read with my other works, an invaluable guidebook on how to think about the future.
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Most Complete Bibliography. Biographical Sketch & Partial Bibliography. Dr. Mortimer J. Adler (December 28, 1902- June 28, 2001). 1961) Great Ideas from the Great Books. 1966) How to Read a Book: A Guide to Reading the Great Books. 1967) The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes. 1970) The Time of Our Lives: The Ethics of Common Sense. 1993) The Four Dimensions of Philosophy:. 1994) Art, the Arts, and the Great Ideas.
How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization. Gateway to the great books: 10 volumes. Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, Fred Steffen. Download (EPUB). Читать. How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization. Download (PDF). How to Read a Book (A Touchstone book).
Forty-five years ago, Mortimer Adler sat down at a manual typewriter with a list of authors and a pyramid of books. Beginning with "Angel" and ending with "World," he set out to write 102 essays featuring the ideas that have collectively defined Western thought for more than twenty-five hundred years. The essays, originally published in the Syntopicon, were, and remain, the centerpiece of Encyclolpaedia Britannica's Great Books of the Western World. These essays, never before available except as part of the Great Books, are, according to Clifton Fadiman, Adler's finest work.
This comprehensive volume includes pieces on topics such as "War and Peace," "Love," "God," and "Truth" that amply quote the historical sources of these ideas -- from the works of Homer to Freud, from Marcus Aurelius to Virginia Woolf. These essays evoke the sense of a lively debate among the great writers and thinkers of Western civilization. It is almost as if these authors were sitting around a large table face-to-face, differing in their opinions and arguing about issues that are acutely relevant to the present day. Now available in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, The Great Ideas also contains Adler's own essay explaining why the twentieth century, though witness to dramatic discoveries and technological advances, cannot understand these achievements without seeing them in the larger context of the past twenty-five centuries.
Adler's purely descriptive synthesis presents the key points of view on almost three thousand questions without endorsing or favoring any one of them. More than a thousand pages, containing more than half a million words on more than two millennia of Western thought, The Great Ideas is an essential work that draws the reader into our civilization's great conversation of great ideas.