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The difference of man and the difference it makes

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

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Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001.
Difference of man and the difference it makes.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1967]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler
OCLC Number: 727387
Notes: "Based on the [2d ser. of] Encyclopaedia Britannica lectures delivered [by the author] at the University of Chicago, 1966."
Description: xvi, 395 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The question about man --
The possible answers --
The state of the question, past, present, and future --
The philosophers give all the answers and establish none --
Why Darwin answered the question as he did --
The line drawn by the fossils --
The laboratory findings and their interpretation --
The pivotal fact: human speech --
The pivotal issue: language and thought --
Resolution of the pivotal issue: the negative argument --
Resolution of the pivotal issue: the positive argument --
The efforts of the philosophers to resolve the one issue that remains --
The three prongs of the Cartesian challenge --
The third prong: from Descartes to Turing --
The future resolution of the one remaining issue --
To whom it makes a difference --
The consequences for action --
The consequences for thought.
Other Titles: Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Responsibility: Mortimer J. Adler.


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