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  • How to Read a Bookby Mortimer J. Adler; Charles Van Doren

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to... more...

  • Aristotle for Everybodyby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 15.00

    Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler.... more...

  • Paideia Proposalby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1998; US$ 10.00

    The Paideia Proposal is a system of liberal education intended for all children. It was a response to what Adler characterized as the United States' antidemocratic or undemocratic educational system, a holdover from the 19th century, when the understanding of basic human rights fell short of 20th century expectations. The Paidea Proposal was based... more...

  • Adler's Philosophical Dictionaryby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1996; US$ 16.95

    Stimulating, engaging, and organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, Adler's Philosophical Dictionary is an ideal introduction to the history of the great ideas. The terms and concepts that have simulated thinkers from Aristotle onward come to life in the latest work by the man TIME magazine has called "America's philosopher for everyman." Is... more...

  • How to Speak How to Listenby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 16.00

    Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone:... more...

  • Ten Philosophical Mistakesby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 15.99

    An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" ( Time ). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects. more...

  • Six Great Ideasby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 16.99

    This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education,... more...

  • How to Think About Godby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 16.95

    Dr. Adler, in his discussion, extends and modernizes the argument for the existence of God developed by Aristotle and Aquinas. Without relying on faith, mysticism, or science (none of which, according to Dr. Adler, can prove or disprove the existence of God), he uses a rationalist argument to lead the reader to a point where he or she can see that... more...

  • Paideia Programby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece. The Paideia Program is based on the belief that the human species is defined by its capacity and desire for learning. The program itself argues for a public education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible. more...

  • Angels and Usby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1982; US$ 16.95

    A wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings. Mortimer Adler has always been ahead of his time. In 1982, before the current revival of interest in angels, Dr. Adler published "The Angels and Us," an engaging look at the various images and hierarchies of angels (including guardian angels). Dr. Adler, the bestselling... more...