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The great ideas today, 1989

Author: Mortimer Jerome AdlerWilliam BlackstoneWilliam BlakeThomas De QuinceyKarl MarxAll authors
Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, ©1989.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; William Blackstone; William Blake; Thomas De Quincey; Karl Marx; Jane Addams; John Dewey
ISBN: 0852295081 9780852295083
OCLC Number: 23026809
Description: viii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Current developments in the arts and sciences --
The novel in Europe today: experiment and regression / John Bayley --
On legal practice and education at the present time / William T. Braithwaite --
Part 2. Reconsiderations of great books and ideas --
Virgil and Hippocrates: a reading of the 'Georgics' / Otto Bird --
Essay on Locke's 'Two treaties of government' / Richard Ashcraft --
The new Pythagoreans II: the scientists of life and the world food problem / Thomas K. Simpson --
Part 3. Special features --
An introduction to Islamic thought: the Koran / George Anastaplo --
Part 4. Additions to the Great Books library --
From 'Commentaries on the laws of England' / Sir William Blackstone --
'Songs of innocence' and 'Songs of experience' / William Blake --
"The last days of Immanuel Kant" / Thomas De Quincey --
Early writings on labour, property and communism / Karl Marx --
The settlement house [two lectures] / Jane Addams --
The school and society / John Dewey.
Responsibility: [editor, Mortimer J. Adler].

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