Individual Author Record
Name: Mortimer AdlerPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: December 28, 1902 in New York, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAdler worked in Chicago from 1923 through 1952. He was the first "non-lawyer" to join the Chicago law school faculty, as a professor of the philosophy of law. He studied philosophy at Columbia University in Chicago, Illinois
Biographical and Professional InformationMortimer Adler was an American philosopher known for his book-length essays about reading, language, thought and knowledge. He was born in New York City and currently lives in Chicago. After studying and teaching in New York in the 1920's, he was a professor at the University of Chicago. During his life, he has been an editor, author and essayist. He was the Director for the Institute for Philosophical Research and the Chariman of the Board of Editors, Encyclopedia Britannica, both in Chicago.
- The Philosophy and Science of Man, 1940
- How to Read A Book, 1940
- The Capitalist Manifesto, 1958 with Louis B. Kelso
- The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes, Holt, 1967
- Six Great Ideas, Macmillan, 1981
- Ten Philosophical Mistakes, Macmillan, 1985
- We Hold These Truths Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution, Macmillan, 1987
- Reforming Education The Opening of the American Mind, Macmillan, 1989
- Desires, Right & Wrong The Ethics of Enough, Macmillan, 1991
- The Four Dimentions of Philosophy Methaphysical, Moral, Objective Categorical, Macmillan, 1993
- Art, The Arts and Great Ideas, Macmillan, 1994
- Adler`s Philosophical Dictionary, Scribner, 1995
- The Common Sense of Politics, Fordham University Press, 1996
Titles At Your Library
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
ISBN: 0671212095 Touchstone. 1972 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 achieve them-from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to "judge a book by its cover," and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author's message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
ISBN: 068481868X Touchstone. 1997 For the first time in paperback, the illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).