Aristotle for Everybody

Aristotle for Everybody

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by Mortimer J. Adler
     
 

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Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way.

Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler. Now Adler

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Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way.

Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler. Now Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. He brings Aristotle's work to an everyday level. By encouraging readers to think philosophically, Adler offers us a unique path to personal insights and understanding of intangibles, such as the difference between wants and needs, the proper way to pursue happiness, and the right plan for a good life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439104910
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
409,230
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Mortimer J. Adler is Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute. He has authored fifty books. He lives in Chicago.

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Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title at the top of the pages reads "ARISTOTILE FOR EVERYBODY". Hopefully this isn't an indication of the overall proofreading quality of the book. However Adler more than held up his side of the bargain.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Adler is the best when it comes to making the complex simple. Excellent book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. it was brief and to the point. The examples offered by Adler give a clear picture of what Aristotle was getting at. The later influence of his writings on Christianity are evident and one can even see the truth of Christ being shown in bursts. It is simple everyday philosophy that can help people to direct their lives, to 'live well' as Aristotle would say.