Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Ten Philosophical Mistakes

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by Mortimer J. Adler
     
 

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An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).

Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects.

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An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).

Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439105061
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
341,590
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books. He died in 2001.

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When we have been battered by such nonsense as a U.S. President declaring things like it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is, and other forms of relativism running rampant in all walks of life, is it really any wonder why irrational, illegal and/or immoral behavior continues to increase in frequency and plague our world? But it doesn't have to be this way. One refreshing antidote to help change this course of relativism is provided by Mortimer Adler's Ten Philosophical Mistakes. Written for the person of common sense, Ten Philosophical Mistakes will help all those sincerely seeking the truth based upon the wise recognition that truth is real and not merely an illusion as some would-be intellectuals propose. Indeed, Adler ably defends common sense wisdom by setting forth and thoroughly refuting the biggest and most persistent errors about reality that come from influential philosophers of the 17th and subsequent centuries. Along the way, the reader enjoys a stimulating course in superior critical thinking that can serve to give greater meaning to a life of reason. Not a bad result, that.