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Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-04-01
Page : 224
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1439105065
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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.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Scribner Paper Fiction
Release : 1987
Page : 200
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780020641209
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For the first time in paperback, the illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-06-01
Page : 288
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9781439104910
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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.


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-12-01
Page : 256
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1439104921
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This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education, and the arts joined him in an in-depth consideration of the six great ideas that are the subject of this book: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - the ideas we judge by; and Liberty, Equality and Justice - the ideas we act on. The group discussions and conversations between Dr. Adler and journalist Bill Moyers were filmed for broadcast on public television, and thousands of people followed their exploration of these important ideas. Discarding the out-worn and off-putting jargon of academia, Dr. Adler dispels the myth that philosophy is the exclusive province of the specialist. He argues that "philosophy is everybody's business," and that a better understanding of these fundamental concepts is essential if we are to cope with the political, moral, and social issues that confront us daily.


Author : Mortimer Adler
Publisher : Open Court
Release : 2000-03-01
Page : 554
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 081269693X
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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.


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-04-01
Page : 288
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1439104891
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Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. With over half a million copies in print of his “living classic” How to Read a Book in print, intellectual, philosopher, and academic Mortimer J. Adler set out to write an accompanying volume on speaking and listening, offering the impressive depth of knowledge and accessible panache that distinguished his first book. In How to Speak How to Listen, Adler explains the fundamental principles of communicating through speech, with sections on such specialized presentations as the sales talk, the lecture, and question-and-answer sessions and advice on effective listening and learning by discussion.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Page : 395
Category : Philosophical anthropology
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Scribner Paper Fiction
Release : 1992
Page : 349
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780020010111
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Timed to coincide with the publication of the second volume of Mortimer J. Adler's memoirs, A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror, this paperback reissue of Philospher At Large will delight readers as America's "philospher for everyman" (Time) recounts his first 50 years of achievement in the fields of education and publishing. Photographs.


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1998-10-01
Page : 96
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1439104905
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The Paideia Proposal is a system of liberal education intended for all children. It was a response to what Adler characterized as the United States' antidemocratic or undemocratic educational system, a holdover from the 19th century, when the understanding of basic human rights fell short of 20th century expectations. The Paidea Proposal was based upon the following assumptions: 1) All children are educable; 2) Education is never completed in school or higher institutions of learning, but is a lifelong process of maturity for all citizens; 3) The primary cause of learning is the activity of the child's mind, which is not created by, but only assisted by the teacher; 4) Multiple types learning and teaching must be utilized in education, not just teacher lecturing, or telling; and 5) A student's preparation for earning a living is not the primary objective of schooling. Adler stressed that the proposal is much more than just a return to the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. It is not simply a return to the values of classical civilization, but a return to what is of enduring value. It is a democratic proposal intended for the education of all, and not an elitist program as some have alleged.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Touchstone
Release : 1995
Page : 148
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780684804200
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Continuing his exploration of the substance of a basic education, Mortimer J. Adler examines the inherent values of various art forms and considers their significance within a well-rounded curriculum. He maintains that imaginative literature and works of science, philosophy, theology, and history act upon our intellects and stimulate the discussion of ideas. The non-verbal arts, which act directly and powerfully on our emotions and sentiments without the intermediation of thought, are to be valued for their beauty, their workmanship, and the pleasure they give rather than their contributions to a body of ideas. Elucidating his ideas through the discussion of specific works, Adler concludes that an appreciation of all the human arts is essential to the development of a fully cultivated and well-educated person.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 1990
Page : 205
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780020010159
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Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1982-03-01
Page : 205
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1439105782
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A wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings. Mortimer Adler has always been ahead of his time. In 1982, before the current revival of interest in angels, Dr. Adler published "The Angels and Us," an engaging look at the various images and hierarchies of angels (including guardian angels). Dr. Adler, the bestselling author of "Ten Philosophical Mistakes," "Aristotle for Everybody," and "The Great Ideas," speculates on the existence of angels; why Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe in angels, and the ways angels have been viewed as objects of religious belief and philosophical thought. This is a wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
Release : 1984
Page : 261
Category : Social Science
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The author elucidates the implications of twelve key ideas--work, wealth, virtue, leisure, property, happiness, state, government, democracy, society, constitution, and citizenship--whose influence will shape the future


Author : Robert Nozick
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1990-12-15
Page : 308
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0671725017
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PHILOSOPHY/EASTERN RELIGIONS


Author : Mortimer Adler
Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Open Court Publishing
Release : 2011
Page : 307
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0812696891
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How to Prove There Is a God includes a transcript of one of Adler's appearances on William Buckley's Firing Line TV show, Adler's revealing interview with Edward Wakin, the exchange of views on natural theology between Mortimer Adler and Owen Gingerich, arid John Cramer's eloquent argument that the trend of modern cosmology supports Adler's position. 'A final section of the book looks back to the 1940's for Adler's early struggles with the philosophical question of God's existence.


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-15
Page : 276
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1317830784
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher :
Release : 1995
Page : 307
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 :
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A collection of interviews with Americans who publicly opposed the Vietnam War and traveled to Hanoi between 1965 and 1972 to demonstrate their commitment toward ending the conflict. Those interviewed include Noam Chomsky, former US attorney general Ramsey Clark, and Nobel-prize winner George Wald, as well as various professors, ministers, members of the Communist Party, members of Women Strike for Peace, and pacifists. For general readers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author : John Stott
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-08-10
Page : 265
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830896279
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A 2002 Logos Association Best Book award winner! Everyone has something to say about Jesus. Sorting through the numerous books of recent years, you may find yourself lost in a thicket of viewpoints, some troubling to faith, some puzzling to the intellect. But John Stott, one of the outstanding evangelical voices of the last half century, offers in The Incomparable Christ an enriching vision of Jesus that defies measurment. In this newly Americanized, paperback edition Stott invites you to view Jesus from four perspectives: The Original Jesus: How the New Testament witnesses to Jesus in the Gospels, Acts and the Letters The Ecclesiastical Jesus: How the church has presented Jesus historically, from Justin Martyr, Benedict and Anselm, to Thomas À Kempis, Martin Luther and Thomas Jefferson, to Gustavo GuitiÉrrez, N. T. Wright, and the Edinburgh and Lausanne missionary confessions of the twentieth century The Influential Jesus: How people from St. Francis to Tolstoy, from Gandhi to Roland Allen, from Father Damien to William Wilberforce have taken inspiriation from him The Eternal Jesus: How he continually challenges today's men and women through ten visions from the book of Revelation This is the Jesus who is like no other--worthy of your worship, your confession and your obedience as you follow him into the future.


Author : Rina Mae Acosta
Michele Hutchison
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2017-04-04
Page : 256
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 161519391X
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Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands! Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!


Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release : 1987
Page : 278
Category : Constitutional law
ISBN 13 :
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A discussion of the ideas behind the U.S. Constitution and how they have been interpreted both in the past and at present.