How to think about the great ideas : from the great books of Western civilization / Mortimer J. Adler ; edited by Max Weismann.

Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?", and, "...

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Main Author: Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001, (Author)
Other Authors: Weismann, Max, (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2000.
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