The Great Ideas: A Retrospective, Vol. 1: Episodes 1–26

By Mortimer J. Adler
Read by Mortimer J. Adler

12.43 Hours 01/01/1998 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781441704740

First aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1953–54, this original series offers a synoptical approach to the Great Books. This compendium includes Adler’s philosophic renditions of art, democracy, emotions, freedom, justice, progress, forms of government, liberal education, and more. “It cannot be too often repeated that philosophy is everybody’s business. To be a human being is to be endowed with the proclivity to philosophize…Acknowledging this is not enough. It is also necessary to understand why this is so and what philosophy’s business is. The answer…in two words, is great ideas—the ideas basic and indispensable to understanding ourselves, our society, and the world in which we live.”—Mortimer Adler

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First aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1953–54, this original series offers a synoptical approach to the Great Books. This compendium includes Adler’s philosophic renditions of art, democracy, emotions, freedom, justice, progress, forms of government, liberal education, and more.

“It cannot be too often repeated that philosophy is everybody’s business. To be a human being is to be endowed with the proclivity to philosophize…Acknowledging this is not enough. It is also necessary to understand why this is so and what philosophy’s business is. The answer…in two words, is great ideas—the ideas basic and indispensable to understanding ourselves, our society, and the world in which we live.”—Mortimer Adler

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Author Bio: Mortimer J. Adler

Mortimer J. Adler (1902–2001), an American philosopher, educator, and popular author, served as the chairman of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s board of editors, was the founder and director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and was an honorary trustee and founder of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He authored the well-known How to Read a Book and the intellectual autobiography Philosopher at Large and was coeditor, with Charles Van Doren, of Great Treasury of Western Thought, declared the Reference Book of 1977 by the American Library Association.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 12.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English