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How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization
     

How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

by Mortimer Adler
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812696936
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
554
Sales rank:
835,136
File size:
626 KB

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