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Intellect : mind over matter

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990.
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Argues that in the conflict between ancient and modern approaches to the study of the mind key insights have been lost that bear on contemporary psychology. Seeks to restore the intellect to its primary in the understanding of the mind.
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Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001.
Intellect.
New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990
(OCoLC)551641612
Online version:
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001.
Intellect.
New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990
(OCoLC)608423506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler
ISBN: 002500350X 9780025003507
OCLC Number: 20011990
Description: xvi, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. Basic issues and questions --
Chapter 1. Coming to terms --
Chapter 2. Is the mind observable? --
Chapter 3. Is our intellect unique? --
Chapter 4. Is intellect immaterial? --
Chapter 5. Artificial intelligence and the human intellect? --
Chapter 6. Extraterrestrial intelligence --
Part 2. Serious mistakes --
Chapter 7. About philosophy in relation to common sense --
Chapter 8. About what exists independently of the mind (including a note about reality in relation to quantum mechanics) --
Chapter 9. About what the mind draws from experience --
Chapter 10. About how one realm of meanings underlies the diversity of languages --
Chapter 11. About how the plurality of cultures springs from the unity of mind --
Part 3. The powers of the intellect --
Chapter 12. The triad of powers, habits, and acts --
Chapter 13. Cognitive power and its acts: conception, judgment, reasoning --
Chapter 14. Appetitive power and its acts: willing and choosing --
Part 4. The use, misuse, and nonuse of the intellect --
Chapter 15. Intellectual virtue and vice: the order and disorder of the passions --
Chapter 16. The neglect of the intellect: sloth.
Responsibility: Mortimer J. Adler.
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Argues that in the conflict between ancient and modern approaches to the study of the mind key insights have been lost that bear on contemporary psychology. Seeks to restore the intellect to its primary in the understanding of the mind.

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