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How to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilization

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Max Weismann
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001.
How to think about the great ideas.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2000
(OCoLC)988862854
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Max Weismann
ISBN: 0812694120 9780812694123
OCLC Number: 43334095
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 530 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How to think about truth --
How to think about opinion --
The difference between knowledge and opinion --
Opinion and human freedom --
Opinion and majority rule --
How to think about man --
How different are humans? --
The Darwinian theory of human origin --
The answer to Darwin --
The uniqueness of man --
How to think about emotion --
How to think about love --
Love as friendship: a world without sex --
Sexual love --
The morality of love --
How to think about good and evil --
How to think about beauty --
How to think about freedom --
How to think about learning --
Youth is a barrier to learning --
How to read a book --
How to talk --
How to watch TV --
How to think about art --
The kinds of art --
The fine arts --
The goodness of art --
How to think about justice --
How to think about punishment --
How to think about language --
How to think about work --
Work, play, and leisure --
The dignity of all kinds of work --
Work and leisure then and now --
Work, leisure and liberal education --
How to think about law --
The kinds of law --
The making of law --
The justice of law --
How to think about government --
The nature of government --
The powers of government --
The best form of government --
How to think about democracy --
How to think about change --
How to think about progress --
How to think about war and peace --
How to think about philosophy --
How philosophy differs from science and religion --
Unsolved problems of philosophy --
How can philosophy progress --
How to think about God.
Responsibility: Mortimer J. Adler ; edited by Max Weismann.

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Mortimer J. Adler guides readers to an understanding of fundamental ideas and their practical applications to our daily lives. Not only does he clarify what the Great Ideas are, he helps readers  Read more...

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