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The great ideas today, 1988

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Johann Amos Comenius; Yves René Marie Simon; Edith Wharton
Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, ©1988.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Johann Amos Comenius; Yves René Marie Simon; Edith Wharton
ISBN: 0852294905 9780852294901
OCLC Number: 19006078
Description: ix, 467 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Current developments in the arts and sciences --
Spooky actions at a distance: mysteries of the quantum theory / N. David Mermin --
Changing views of natural catastrophe / David M. Raup --
Twentieth-century music / Douglas Allanbrook --
Part 2. Reconsiderations of great books and ideas --
Saint Augustine on reading / Otto Bird --
The new Pythagoreans: reflections on the idea of science in our time / Thomas K. Simpson --
Part 3. Special features --
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob / Joe Sachs --
In re Allan Bloom: a respectful dissent / George Anastaplo --
Ethics: fourth century B.C. and twentieth century A.D. / Mortimer J. Adler --
Part 4. Additions to the Great Books library --
"A commentary on Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics" / Mortimer J. Adler. --
From 'The great didactic' / John Amos Comenius --
"Introduction to the study of practical wisdom" / Yves R. Simon --
Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton.
Responsibility: [editor, Mortimer J. Adler].

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