Author:Mortimer Adler

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Mortimer Jerome Adler
American philosopher and educator, inventor of the Great Ideas
Mortimer Jerome Adler


  • Dialectic (1927)
  • Art and Prudence; a Study in Practical Philosophy – Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 (1937; renewal R355947)
  • What Man Has Made of Man; a Study of the Consequences of Platonism and Positivism in Psychology – Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 (1937; renewal R355966)
  • How to Read a Book – Copyrighted in the United States until 2036 (1940; renewal R409536)
  • How to Think about War and Peace – Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 (1944; renewal R505108)


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