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Adler, Mortimer Jerome 1902-2001

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Works: 1,248 works in 3,129 publications in 18 languages and 78,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Popular works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Yearbooks  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Narrator, Translator, Creator, Publishing director, sup
Classifications: PN83, 370.973
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How to read a book by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

153 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,504 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 )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,854 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."
Ten philosophical mistakes by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 2,130 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
The Negro in American History by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 2,112 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
How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,964 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 )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,935 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 Paideia proposal : an educational manifesto by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paideia Proposal is a system of liberal education intended for all children. It was a response to what Adler characterized as the United States' antidemocratic or undemocratic educational system, a holdover from the 19th century, when the understanding of basic human rights fell short of 20th century expectations. The Paidea Proposal was based upon the following assumptions: 1) All children are educable; 2) Education is never completed in school or higher institutions of learning, but is a lifelong process of maturity for all citizens; 3) The primary cause of learning is the activity of the child's mind, which is not created by, but only assisted by the teacher; 4) Multiple types learning and teaching must be utilized in education, not just teacher lecturing, or telling; and 5) A student's preparation for earning a living is not the primary objective of schooling. Adler stressed that the proposal is much more than just a return to the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. It is not simply a return to the values of classical civilization, but a return to what is of enduring value. It is a democratic proposal intended for the education of all, and not an elitist program as some have alleged
We hold these truths : understanding the ideas and ideals of the Constitution by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,899 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
Great treasury of Western thought : a compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in Western history by Adele( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Chinese and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in western history
The Great ideas : a syntopicon of Great books of the Western World by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

52 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising the 102 great ideas of the Western canon that is the collection Great Books of the Western World, this syntopicon is an index to the locations of these great ideas in the texts of this collection
How to think about God : a guide for the 20th-century pagan by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 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
Reforming education : the opening of the American mind by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of freedom : a dialectical examination of the conceptions of freedom by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great ideas today by Robert Maynard Hutchins( )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difference of man and the difference it makes by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 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
Paideia problems and possibilities by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angels and us by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings. Mortimer Adler has always been ahead of his time. In 1982, before the current revival of interest in angels, Dr. Adler published "The Angels and Us," an engaging look at the various images and hierarchies of angels (including guardian angels). Dr. Adler, the bestselling author of "Ten Philosophical Mistakes," "Aristotle for Everybody," and "The Great Ideas," speculates on the existence of angels; why Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe in angels, and the ways angels have been viewed as objects of religious belief and philosophical thought. This is a wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings
Desires, right & wrong : the ethics of enough by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,165 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
Intellect : mind over matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
How to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilization by Mortimer Jerome Adler( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 927 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
 
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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

Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Adler filosofo statunitense

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אדלר, מורטימר ג'רום 1902-2001

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ادلر، مورتمر جروم

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مورتیمر ادلر معلم و فیلسوف آمریکایی

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アドラー, M. J

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莫蒂默杰尔姆阿德勒

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Aristotle for everybody : difficult thought made easyTen philosophical mistakesHow to Speak, How to ListenSix great ideas : truth, goodness, beauty, liberty, equality, justice : ideas we judge by ideas we act onThe Paideia proposal : an educational manifestoGreat treasury of Western thought : a compendium of important statements on man and his institutions by the great thinkers in Western historyHow to think about God : a guide for the 20th-century paganReforming education : the opening of the American mind