Six Great Ideas

ISBN-10: 002500560X
ISBN-13: 9780025005600
Authors: Mortimer J. Adler
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Born in New York, Mortimer Adler was educated at Columbia University. Later as a philosophy instructor there, he taught in a program focused on the intellectual foundations of Western civilization. Called to the University of Chicago in 1927 by President Robert Maynard Hutchins, Adler played a major role in renovating the undergraduate curriculum to center on the "great books." His philosophical interests committed to the dialectical method crystallized in a defense of neo-Thomism, but he never strayed far from concerns with education and other vital public issues. From 1942 to 1945, Adler was director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, based in San Francisco, California.…    


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Binding: Children's Board Books  Publisher: Scribner Number of pages: 243 Weight: 1.254 lbs. Language: English

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