Curtis Adler Intellect: Mind over Matter

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Intellect: Mind over Matter

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The author examines the nature of the human intellect, its link to artificial and alien intelligence, the role of language in terms of mind and meaning, and the uses and abuses of intellect

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Mortimer J. Adler is Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute.  He has authored fifty books.  He lives in Chicago.

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In this provocative essay Adler ( A Guidebook to Learning , etc.), chairman of the editorial board of the Encyclopedia Britannica , among other distinguished positions, considers intellect as the quality separating humans from animals, who possess cognitive perception. Arguing a case for mind over matter, he cites intellect as the agent responsible for uniquely creative activity. Discussing "Virtue and Vice" he warns against neglecting and/or misusing the intellect and urges the attainment of intellectual virtues such as prudence and strength of character as prerequisites to acquiring "good intellectual habits." The liberal arts, he stresses, "should be in everyone's habitual possession"; according to Adler, it is not possible today for anyone to be a specialist in all fields.
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