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Adler, Mortimer Jerome 1902-2001

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Works: 1,101 works in 2,568 publications in 3 languages and 79,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Popular works  Biography  Interviews  Introductions 
Roles: Editor, Director, Narrator, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: PN83, 370.973
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How to read a book by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
70 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them
Aristotle for everybody : difficult thought made easy by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Adler traces 'in the simplest language and with occasional modern analogues, the logic and growth of Aristotle's basic doctrines.'" Publ Wkly "Aristotle taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler. Now Aler instructs the world in the 'uncommon common sense' of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way....Adler offers us a unique path to personal insights and understanding of intangibles, such as the difference between wants and needs, the proper way to pursue happiness, and the right plan for a good life."
The Negro in American History by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 1, A taste of freedom, 1854-1927. Vol. 2, Slaves and masters, 1567-1854. Vol. 3, New Your, New York
Ten philosophical mistakes by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. Tells how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects
Great treasury of Western thought : a compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in Western history by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On t.p.: A compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in western history
We hold these truths : understanding the ideas and ideals of the Constitution by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the ideas at the core of the Declaration of Independence that form the ideals found in the Preamble to the Constitution
The Paideia proposal : an educational manifesto by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to speak, how to listen by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how to apply communication skills to speaking, listening and conversation
Six great ideas : truth, goodness, beauty, liberty, equality, justice : ideas we judge by ideas we act on by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The Great ideas : a syntopicon of Great books of the Western World by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
32 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reforming education : the opening of the American mind by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilization by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
How to think about God : a guide for the 20th-century pagan by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Adler, in his discussion, extends and modernizes the argument for the existence of God developed by Aristotle and Aquinas. Without relying on faith, mysticism, or science (none of which, according to Dr. Adler, can prove or disprove the existence of God), he uses a rationalist argument to lead the reader to a point where he or she can see that the existence of God is not necessarily dependent upon a suspension of disbelief. Dr. Adler provides a nondogmatic exposition of the principles behind the belief that God, or some other supernatural cause, has to exist in some form. Through concise and lucid arguments, Dr. Adler shapes a highly emotional and often erratic conception of God into a credible and understandable concept for the lay person. -- Publisher's description
The idea of freedom : a dialectical examination of the conceptions of freedom by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
34 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great ideas today ( )
in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paideia problems and possibilities by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The difference of man and the difference it makes by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ultimately, Adler's work develops an approach to the separation between scientific and philosophical questions which stands as a model of philosophical consideration of new scientific discoveries and their consequences for the human person
Intellect : mind over matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The angels and us by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desires, right & wrong : the ethics of enough by Mortimer Jerome Adler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is 'moral' in the modern age? What is truly 'ethical'? Adler skillfully separates 'real' good from 'apparent' good, and shows how excesses--like gluttony, or the lust for power--simply mistake the means for the ends. Drawing on the entire Western philosophical tradition from Plato to Kant, Desires, Right & Wrong: The Ethics of Enough tackles some of the thorniest ethical problems facing the world today and suggests approaches that might help solve them. Adler regards happiness not as an experiential state, but as a well-lived life which attains everything that is really good--and affirms Aristotle's view of the obligations that individuals and societies owe toward justice and love. Clear and straightforward, with concrete examples, this book is for everyone, not just the philosophy student."--P. [4] of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Adler, Mort. J. 1902-2001
Adler, Mortimer
Adler, Mortimer 1902-2001
Adler, Mortimer J.
Adler, Mortimer J., 1902-2001
Adler, Mortimer J. (Mortimer Jerome), 1902-2001
Adler, Mortimer Jerome
ادلر, مورتمر جروم
アドラー, M. J
アドラー, モーティマー・J
Languages
English (367)
Spanish (3)
Vietnamese (1)
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