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The GREAT IDEAS: A LEXICON OF WESTERN THOUGHT
Forty-five years ago, Mortimer Adler sat down at a manual typewriter with a list of authors and a pyramid of books. Beginning with "Angel" and ending with "World," he set out to write 102 essays featuring the ideas that have collectively defined Western thought for more than twenty-five hundred years. The essays, originally published in the "Syntopicon," were, and remain, ...more
Hardcover, 1008 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Scribner
(first published 1959)
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Holy moly Batman! The reader of this buffet of Western intellectual history better come to the table hungry, because here comes a feast! Adler gives a thorough overview of the 101 most influential ideas in Western history from A to Z, and it rocks! I wish every person could atleast go over this book once (or ten times!) because of the value of an education in the history of ideas. There isn't any other book like this at all; it is truly unique.
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.
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