How to Think About the Great Ideas

How to Think About the Great Ideas

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Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a qphilosopher for everyman.q In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as qWhat is love?q, qHow do we decide the right thing to do?q, and, qWhat does it mean to be good?q 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.From the Great Books of Western Civilization Mortimer Adler Max Weismann. there is no problem about reading for information. Because thiskind of reading, reading for enlightenment, is difficult todo. Andnotmany peopleare able to do it, anbsp;...

Title:How to Think About the Great Ideas
Author:Mortimer Adler
Publisher:Open Court - 2013-08-21


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