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The great ideas today, 1985

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Josiah Royce; Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc.
Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1985.
Series: Britannica great books
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Josiah Royce; Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc.
ISBN: 085229431X 9780852294314
OCLC Number: 14162276
Description: vii, 469 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Current developments in the arts and sciences. --
Post-political and elegiac poetry / Stephen Spender --
The new biology and its human implications / Theodore T. Puck. --
II. Reconsiderations of great books. --
The social contracts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Maurice Cranston --
The Christian skepticism of Montaigne / Otto Bird --
The inefficacy of the good: on reading Thucydides / Douglas Allanbrook. --
III. Special features. --
Newton's path to the Principia / Curtis Wilson --
Why the computer is only as good as it is / Charles Van Doren --
An introduction to Hindu thought: The Bhagavad Gita / George Anastaplo --
Note to the reader. --
IV. Additions to the great books library. --
The Bhagavad Gita --
Three essays / Josiah Royce --
Laocoon / Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Series Title: Britannica great books
Other Titles: Three essays of Josiah Royce
Laocoon
Bhagavadgītā.
Responsibility: [editor in chief, Mortimer J. Adler].

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