How to Think about the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization (Revised)
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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.
March 28, 2000
6.08 X 8.86 X 1.1 inches | 1.61 pounds
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About the Author
Mortimer J. Adler is director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, chairman of the Board of Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., and honorary trustee of The Aspen Institute. He has authored or coauthored fifty books, including How to Read a Book; How to Speak / How to Listen; Intellect: Mind Over Matter; and The Great Ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought. He is also the editor in chief of the Syntopicon and Great Books of the Western World.