Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Ten Philosophical Mistakes
Title Ten Philosophical Mistakes PDF eBook
Author Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 243
Release 1997-04-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1439105065

Download Ten Philosophical Mistakes Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects.




Aristotle for Everybody

Aristotle for Everybody
Title Aristotle for Everybody PDF eBook
Author Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 230
Release 1997-06-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1439104913

Download Aristotle for Everybody Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) 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 Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. He brings Aristotle's work to an everyday level. By encouraging readers to think philosophically, 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.




How to Think About God

How to Think About God
Title How to Think About God PDF eBook
Author Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 196
Release 1991-07-16
Genre Education
ISBN 0020160224

Download How to Think About God Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Dr. Adler extends and modernizes the argument for the existence of God developed by Aristotle and Aquinas without relying on faith, mysticism, or science. Instead, 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. Lightning Print On Demand Title




Six Great Ideas

Six Great Ideas
Title Six Great Ideas PDF eBook
Author Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 305
Release 1997-12-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1439104921

Download Six Great Ideas Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. 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 out-worn and off-putting 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.




How to Think About the Great Ideas

How to Think About the Great Ideas
Title How to Think About the Great Ideas PDF eBook
Author Mortimer Adler
Publisher Open Court
Pages 554
Release 2000-03-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 081269693X

Download How to Think About the Great Ideas Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?", and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought.




The Difference of Man and the Difference it Makes [by] Mortimer J. Adler

The Difference of Man and the Difference it Makes [by] Mortimer J. Adler
Title The Difference of Man and the Difference it Makes [by] Mortimer J. Adler PDF eBook
Author Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher
Pages 420
Release 1971
Genre Philosophical anthropology
ISBN

Download The Difference of Man and the Difference it Makes [by] Mortimer J. Adler Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle




Some Questions about Language

Some Questions about Language
Title Some Questions about Language PDF eBook
Author Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher Open Court Publishing
Pages 208
Release 1991
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 9780812691788

Download Some Questions about Language Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

How do meaningless marks and sounds become the meaningful words of a natural language? To what do words having referential significance refer? What is the meaning of the words that do not have referential significance? Can ordinary language really do what it appears to do, or is this an illusion? Dr. Adler maintains that these fundamental questions are not satisfactorily treated in the two main philosophies of language that have dominated twentieth-century thinking on the subject - the syntactical and 'ordinary language' approaches. Drawing upon the tradition of Aristotle, Aquinas, Poinsot, and Husserl, Dr. Adler's own discussion exemplifies the third approach, which he describes as "semantic and lexical." In this now -classic work, the fruit of more than 50 years' concern with the philosophy of language, Dr. Adler advances a powerful theory of meaning and applies it to some outstanding philosophical problems. In unpretentious and uncluttered prose, he provides a limpid introduction to a number of knotty philosophical issues and at the same time issues a challenge to some of the most tenacious doctrines of the modern world.