Mortimer J. Adler





Mortimer J. Adler

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born
in New York City, The United States
December 28, 1902

died
June 28, 2001

gender
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Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American educator, philosopher, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked with Aristotelian and Thomistic thought. He lived for the longest stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research.

Adler was born in New York City on December 28, 1902, to Jewish immigrants. He dropped out of school at age 14 to become a copy boy for the New York Sun, with the ultimate aspiration to become a journalist. Adler soon returned to school to take writing classes at night where he discovered the works of men he would come to call heroes: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John
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More books by Mortimer J. Adler…
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
Mortimer J. Adler

“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.”
Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.”
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