How to Think About the Great Ideas

How to Think About the Great Ideas

From the Great Books of Western Civilization

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Baker & Taylor
The author of The Great Ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought presents a thought-provoking collection of essays exploring some of the key concepts, principles, and ideas of Western philosophy, addressing such topics as democracy, law, good and evil, emotion, language, truth, and many others. Original.

Perseus Publishing
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.


Book News
Adler, who has spent his lifetime making the important ideas of philosophy accessible to everyone, summarizes the most important ideas of Western thought, explicating their histories and developments as well as their importance in our lives today. He explains not only what the great ideas are, but why they are great, and explores topics such as art, democracy, emotion, God, love, truth, and work. Adler has taught at major universities, was associate editor of Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Books of the Western World series, and is the author of many books on a range of topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Presents a collection of conversations exploring the key concepts, principles, and ideas of Western philosophy, addressing such topics as democracy, law, good and evil, emotion, language, and truth.

Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780812694123
0812694120
Branch Call Number: 808.8 Ad 2000
Characteristics: xxiv, 530 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Weismann, Max

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