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Six great ideas : truth, goodness, beauty, liberty, equality, justice : ideas we judge by ideas we act on

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1981.
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Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education, and the arts joined him in an in-depth consideration of the six great ideas that are the subject of this book: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - the ideas we judge by; and Liberty, Equality and Justice - the ideas we act on. The group discussions and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler
ISBN: 002500560X 9780025005600
OCLC Number: 7173869
Description: xii, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : the great ideas. Philosophy's business ; Plato, right and wrong ; The vocabulary of thought ; These chosen few --
Ideas we judge by : truth, goodness, and beauty. The liar and the skeptic ; Milder forms of skepticism ; The realm of doubt ; The pursuit of truth ; From truth to goodness and beauty ; Is and ought ; Real and apparent goods ; The range and scale of goods ; The ultimate and common good ; From truth and goodness to beauty ; Enjoyable beauty ; Admirable beauty ; The goodness of beauty and the beauty of truth --
Ideas we act on : liberty, equality, and justice. The sovereignty of justice ; The freedom to do as one pleases ; The liberties to which we are entitled ; The dimensions of equality ; The equalities to which we are entitled ; The inequalities that justice also requires ; The domain of justice ; The justice and the authority of law --
Epilogue : great issues and questions. Ideas, issues, and questions ; Concerning truth, goodness, and beauty ; Concerning liberty, equality, and justice.
Responsibility: Mortimer J. Adler.

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Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education, and the arts joined him in an in-depth consideration of the six great ideas that are the subject of this book: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - the ideas we judge by; and Liberty, Equality and Justice - the ideas we act on. The group discussions and conversations between Dr. Adler and journalist Bill Moyers were filmed for broadcast on public television, and thousands of people followed their exploration of these important ideas. Discarding the jargon of academia, Dr. Adler dispels the myth that philosophy is the exclusive province of the specialist. He argues that "philosophy is everybody's business," and that a better understanding of these fundamental concepts is essential if we are to cope with the political, moral, and social issues that confront us daily. --From publisher's description.

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