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Adler, Mortimer Jerome 1902-2001

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Works: 1,321 works in 3,819 publications in 8 languages and 77,175 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Popular works  Reference works  Biography  Yearbooks  Autobiographies  Introductions  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Narrator, Translator, Speaker, Creator, ed, Publishing director
Classifications: PN83, 370.973
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How to read a book by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

155 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them
Aristotle for everybody : difficult thought made easy by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adler traces 'in the simplest language and with occasional modern analogues, the logic and growth of Aristotle's basic doctrines.'" Publ Wkly "Aristotle 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 Aler instructs the world in the 'uncommon common sense' of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way ... 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."
Ten philosophical mistakes by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. Tells how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects
The Negro in American History by Charles Van Doren( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1, A taste of freedom, 1854-1927. Vol. 2, Slaves and masters, 1567-1854. Vol. 3, New Your, New York
How to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilization by Mortimer Jerome Adler( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to Think about The Great Ideas, newly adapted from Dr. Adler's path-breaking TV lectures, explores such Great Ideas as Art, Democracy, Emotion, God, Love, Trust, and Work. It can be read either as an introduction to philosophy or as a thought-provoking treatment of selected philosophical issues
How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to apply communication skills to speaking, listening and conversation
The Paideia proposal : an educational manifesto by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A K-12 educational reform plan developed as the result of a two year study by the Paideia Group
Six great ideas : truth, goodness, beauty, liberty, equality, justice : ideas we judge by ideas we act on by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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. --From publisher's description
We hold these truths : understanding the ideas and ideals of the Constitution by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ideas at the core of the Declaration of Independence that form the ideals found in the Preamble to the Constitution
Great treasury of Western thought : a compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in Western history by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Chinese and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in western history
The Great ideas : a syntopicon of Great books of the Western World by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

41 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising the 102 great ideas of the Western canon that is the collection Great Books of the Western World, this syntopicon is an index to the locations of these great ideas in the texts of this collection
Reforming education : the opening of the American mind by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of freedom : a dialectical examination of the conceptions of freedom by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

60 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in a series of collaborative studies of fundamental ideas undertaken by the Institute for Philosophical Research whose Director is the author. The object of the series is "to clarify the prevailing philosophical diversity on basic subjects - freedom, law, justice, knowledge, love - by placing differences of opinion in the logical context of the controversies to which they contribute." The effort is a non-historical study of ideas, a non-philosophical approach to philosophical ideas which attempts to discover the common ground which underlies differences of opinion throughout twenty-five centuries of Western philosophy from its advent in ancient Greece to the present day. Book I develops the dialectical method employed to achieve the Institute's objective; Book II identifies the several subjects of controversy and classifies the conceptions of freedom; Book III presents the formulation of the major issues in the several controversies together with the debate of those issues. This massive, formidable effort to demonstrate the "variety and extent of the agreements about freedom that exist among those who disagree on the subject" is of inestimable value, a major enterprise. -- From https://www.kirkusreviews.com (Oct. 17, 2017)
How to think about God : a guide for the 20th-century pagan by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Adler, in his discussion, extends and modernizes the argument for the existence of God developed by Aristotle and Aquinas. Without relying on faith, mysticism, or science (none of which, according to Dr. Adler, can prove or disprove the existence of God), he uses a rationalist argument to lead the reader to a point where he or she can see that the existence of God is not necessarily dependent upon a suspension of disbelief. Dr. Adler provides a nondogmatic exposition of the principles behind the belief that God, or some other supernatural cause, has to exist in some form. Through concise and lucid arguments, Dr. Adler shapes a highly emotional and often erratic conception of God into a credible and understandable concept for the lay person. -- Publisher's description
The great ideas today by Robert Maynard Hutchins( )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difference of man and the difference it makes by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimately, Adler's work develops an approach to the separation between scientific and philosophical questions which stands as a model of philosophical consideration of new scientific discoveries and their consequences for the human person
The angels and us by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Intellect : mind over matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that in the conflict between ancient and modern approaches to the study of the mind key insights have been lost that bear on contemporary psychology. Seeks to restore the intellect to its primary in the understanding of the mind
Paideia problems and possibilities by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capitalist manifesto by Louis O Kelso( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956, a U.S. lawyer-economist, Louis O. Kelso, created the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to enable the employees of a closely held newspaper chain to buy out its retiring owners. Two years later, Kelso and his co-author, the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, explained the macro-economic theory on which the ESOP is based in this best-selling book, The Capitalist Manifesto. When you read this book, you must be prepared for a shock particularly if you are among the millions of Americans who feel complacent about the material well-being that now prevails in this country. THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will compel you to examine, reconsider and question many dangerous economic factors and political tendencies you have accepted as inevitable and will show you how you can do something about them. THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO sets the alarm for all American citizens not simply one group or class. It is for stockholders, workers, labor leaders, corporation executives, investment bankers, taxpayers, small businessmen and industrialists, statesmen, legislators, judges and educators. Its purpose is to arouse us to the real and present dangers we now face, from inflation and from the progressive socialization of our economy. What is the difference between a well-heeled existence in a welfare state and the good life in a free society? THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will tell you what that difference is, and why you must be a man of property in order to be a free man. It will explain the meaning of your ever-expanding opportunities for leisure. It will tell you that the goal of an industrial society should not be full employment in the production of wealth, but full enjoyment of the wealth produced. It will tell you how you, as an individual, can best use wealth to further the happiness and well-being of yourself and your fellow men. A revolutionary force in human affairs offering still unplumbed promise for the future. Time Magazine
 
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Aristotle for everybody : difficult thought made easyTen philosophical mistakesHow to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilizationHow to Speak, How to ListenThe Paideia proposal : an educational manifestoSix great ideas : truth, goodness, beauty, liberty, equality, justice : ideas we judge by ideas we act onGreat treasury of Western thought : a compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in Western historyReforming education : the opening of the American mind
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Adler, M. J.

Adler, Mort. J. 1902-2001

Adler Mortimer

Adler, Mortimer 1902-2001

Adler Mortimer J.

Adler, Mortimer J. 1902-2001

Adler, Mortimer J. (Mortimer Jerome)

Adler, Mortimer J. (Mortimer Jerome), 1902-2001

Adler Mortimer Jerome

Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-

Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Adler Amerikaans filosoof (1902-2001)

Mortimer Adler filosofo statunitense

Mortimer Adler US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Mortimer J. Adler penulis populer, pendidik, dan filsuf Amerika Serikat

Мортимер Адлер

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אדלר, מורטימר ג'רום 1902-2001

מורטימר ג'. אדלר

ادلر، مورتمر جروم

مورتيمر أدلر

مورتیمر ادلر معلم و فیلسوف آمریکایی

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애들러, 모티머 J. 1902-2001

애들러, 모티머 제롬 1902-2001

アドラー, M.J.

アドラー, モーティマー・J

モーティマー・アドラー

阿徳勒・J・摩狄曼

莫蒂默·杰尔姆·阿德勒

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