The Great Ideas: A Retrospective

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First aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1953-54, this original series offers a synoptical approach to the Great Books. It cannot be too oft repeated that philosophy is everybody's business. This compendium includes Adler's philosophic renditions of art, democracy, emotions, freedom, justice, progress, forms of government, liberal education, and more.

"To be a human being is to be endowed with the proclivity to philosophize. Acknowledging this is not enough. It is also necessary to understand why this is so ...

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Overview

First aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1953-54, this original series offers a synoptical approach to the Great Books. It cannot be too oft repeated that philosophy is everybody's business. This compendium includes Adler's philosophic renditions of art, democracy, emotions, freedom, justice, progress, forms of government, liberal education, and more.

"To be a human being is to be endowed with the proclivity to philosophize. Acknowledging this is not enough. It is also necessary to understand why this is so and what philosophy's business is. The answer, in two words, is Great Ideas—the ideas basic and indispensable to understanding ourselves, our society, and the world in which we live." —Mortimer Alder

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786114061
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 9 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 0.10 (w) x 0.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Mortimer J. Adler is the chairman of Britannica's Board of Editors, director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and a senior associate and founder of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He is the author of the well-known How to Read a Book and the intellectual autobiography Philosopher at Large, and co-editor, with Charles Van Doren, of Great Treasury of Western Thought, declared the reference book of 1977 by the American Library Association.

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