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How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization   Mortimer J. Adler Edited by Max Weismann

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ISBN 0-8126-9412-0
$29.95      paper
530 pages
(December 2000)
 
 
 

How to Think about the Great Ideas
From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Mortimer J. Adler
Edited by Max Weismann

In How to Think about The Great Ideas, Adler summarizes the most important ideas of Western thought, explicating their histories and developments as well as their importance in our lives today.He explains no only what the Great Ideas are, but why they are great.This volume is an excellent introduction to the key ideas of 2500 years of Western thought.

"Mortimer Adler is America's philosopher for everyman."
—Time

"America's foremost public philosopher."
—Booklist

"Adler has a passion clarity and capacity precision. He an ability to make the most difficult things intelligible by talking about them in simple English prose using everyday examples. If as says work of teacher arouse student deep lively interest that should be learnedthen this book will serve well valuable its readers. It both awaken sleeping intellect challenge one."
—Chris Nelson
President, St. John's College

“This collection of transcripts . . . is surprisingly fresh, containing much sound thinking on a variety of philosophical questions.”
Kirkus Reviews

“. . . this work provides a very readable and helpful initiation into the world of philosophy and could be read either at random or straight through. . . . Recommended for all general libraries.”
—CHOICE

          

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