How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Mortimer Jerome Adler; Max Weismann




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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 (

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Other editions: Softcover - 2011, 2010, 2010, 2010, 2010, Hardcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2008, Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Hardcover - 2001

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