Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon

Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon

by Mortimer J. Adler
     
 

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The terms and concepts that have stimulated thinkers from Aristotle onward come to life in the latest work by the man Time magazine has called "America's philosopher for everyman."

Does beauty lie merely in the eye of the beholder? Is the human soul immortal? What does it mean to know something? What is the nature of erotic love? Here, Adler examines these

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The terms and concepts that have stimulated thinkers from Aristotle onward come to life in the latest work by the man Time magazine has called "America's philosopher for everyman."

Does beauty lie merely in the eye of the beholder? Is the human soul immortal? What does it mean to know something? What is the nature of erotic love? Here, Adler examines these questions, as well as many others, with his trademark clarity, rigor, and common sense. Providing a broad-ranging inventory of the 125 most used and abused terms in the philosophical lexicon, Adler precisely defines such key terms as:

  • chance
  • choice
  • duty
  • good and evil
  • honor
  • human nature
  • memory
  • soul
  • time

Stimulating, engaging, and organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, Adler's Philosophical Dictionary is an ideal introduction to the history of the great ideas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684822716
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
08/06/1996
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,470,139
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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