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Mortimer J. Adler (1902–2001)

Autor(a) de How to Read a Book, Revised and Updated Edition

266+ Works 21,034 Membros 169 Reviews 23 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. Beginning in 1945 he served as associate editor of Great Books of the Western World series, and in 1952 he published Syntopicon, an analytic index of the great ideas in the great books. In 1966 he became director of the editorial planning for the fifteen edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and in 1974, chairman of its editorial board. Adler has been devoted in recent years to expounding his interpretations of selected great ideas and to advocating his Paideia Proposal. That proposal would require that all students receive the same quantity and quality of education, which would concentrate on the study of the great ideas expressed in the great books, a study conducted by means of the dialectical method. Mortimer J. Adler died June 28, 2001 at his home in San Mateo, California at the age of 98. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Mortimer J. Adler

How to Read a Book, Revised and Updated Edition (1972) — Autor — 7,661 cópias
Ten Philosophical Mistakes (1985) 1,031 cópias
How to Speak How to Listen (1983) 662 cópias
Six Great Ideas (1981) 594 cópias
Gateway to the Great Books (1962) — Editor — 208 cópias
Truth in Religion (1990) 205 cópias
Angels and Us (1982) 144 cópias
Intellect: Mind over Matter (1990) 110 cópias
Vision of the Future (1984) 60 cópias
The Idea of Freedom (1958) 49 cópias
The Common Sense of Politics (1966) 40 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1966 (1961) 38 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1967 (1967) 36 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1968 (1968) 34 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1963 (1963) — Editor — 34 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1962 (1962) 28 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1965 (1965) 28 cópias
The Capitalist Manifesto (1958) 28 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1964 (1964) 27 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1961 (1961) 22 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1976 (1976) 20 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1987 (1987) 19 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1991 (1991) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1986 (1986) 16 cópias
What Man Has Made Of Man (1937) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1988 (1988) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1978 (1978) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1985 (1985) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today: 1984 (1984) 16 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1990 (1990) 15 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1993 (1993) 15 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1989 (1787) 15 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1977 (1977) 15 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1980 (1980) 14 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1992 (1992) 13 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1994 (1994) 13 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1982 (1982) 13 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1997 (1998) 12 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1995 (1996) 12 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1981 (1981) 12 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1983 (1983) 11 cópias
Dialectic (2000) 10 cópias
The Great Ideas Today 1996 (1996) 8 cópias
How to Read a Book {video} — Autor — 8 cópias
Poetry and politics, (1965) 4 cópias
Revolution in Education (1958) 4 cópias
The Future of Democracy 1 exemplar(es)
Great books discussions 1 exemplar(es)
Como Falar, Como Ouvir 1 exemplar(es)
Can Adults Think? 1 exemplar(es)
Hard Reading Made Easy 1 exemplar(es)
Max Meets Mortimer 1 exemplar(es)
If You Want a Lecturer 1 exemplar(es)
Lessson in Criticism 1 exemplar(es)
Beauty-03-Adler 1 exemplar(es)
Beauty-02-Adler 1 exemplar(es)
Beauty-01-Adler 1 exemplar(es)
How to Mark a Book 1 exemplar(es)
ARCHIVO DE ADOLFO C. GURRION (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Shakespeare - Vol 27/54 1 exemplar(es)
The Great Ideas III 1 exemplar(es)
The Great Ideas II 1 exemplar(es)
The Great Ideas I 1 exemplar(es)
Tolstoy - Vol 51/54 1 exemplar(es)
Marx, Engels - Vol 50/54 1 exemplar(es)
Melville - Vol 48/54 1 exemplar(es)
Hegel - Vol 46/54 1 exemplar(es)
Kant - Vol 42/54 1 exemplar(es)
Pascal - Vol 33/54 1 exemplar(es)
Shakespeare - Vol. 26/54 1 exemplar(es)
The Five Freedoms 1 exemplar(es)
Os Anjos e nós 1 exemplar(es)
The Chicago School 1 exemplar(es)
Plotinus - vol 17/54 1 exemplar(es)
Syntopicon I - vol 2/54 1 exemplar(es)
Syntopicon II - vol 3/54 1 exemplar(es)
Plato - vol 7/54 1 exemplar(es)
Mortimer Adler 1 exemplar(es)
How to Speak How to Work 1 exemplar(es)
Como ler um livro 1 exemplar(es)
annals of america 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Moby Dick (2014) — Editor, algumas edições35,599 cópias
Dom Quixote (1605) — Editor, algumas edições30,636 cópias
War and Peace (1869) — Editor, algumas edições28,998 cópias
The Wealth of Nations (1776) — Editor, algumas edições6,137 cópias
The Iliad / The Odyssey (0008) — Editor, algumas edições5,838 cópias
Democracy in America (1835) — Editor, algumas edições5,798 cópias
The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) — Editor, algumas edições3,916 cópias
Plutarch's Lives (0100) — Editor, algumas edições2,449 cópias
The Annals / The Histories (0098) — Editor, algumas edições832 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Milton (1644) — Editor, algumas edições407 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Hippocrates and Galen (1952) — Editor, algumas edições375 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Locke, Berkeley, Hume (1689) — Editor, algumas edições367 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Pascal (1670)algumas edições361 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Aquinas II (1952) — Editor, algumas edições355 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Aristotle I (1952) — Editor, algumas edições354 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius (1952) — Editor, algumas edições334 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey (1600) — Editor, algumas edições330 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Newton and Huygens (1687) — Editor, algumas edições318 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Shakespeare I (1609) — Editor, algumas edições279 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Shakespeare II (1609) — Editor, algumas edições270 cópias
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Michel de Montaigne: Twenty-Nine Essays (1982) — Editor — 87 cópias
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Aristotle I and II (1952) — Editor, algumas edições36 cópias
The Annals of America Volume 20 - 1974-1976 The Challenge of Interdependence (1976) — Editor, algumas edições21 cópias
Britannica Great Books: Dante and Chaucer (1990) — Editor — 20 cópias
Words, words, and words about dictionaries (1963) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Apollonius of Perga, vol 11, Great Books of the Western World (1952) — Editor, algumas edições4 cópias

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