How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading Description:

i How to Read a Book i originally published in has become a rare phenomenon a i living i classic It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader And now it has been completely rewritten and updated p You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them from elementary reading through systematic skimming and inspectional reading to speed reading you learn how to pigeonhole a book X ray it extract the author s message criticize You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books imaginative literature plays poetry history science and mathematics philosophy and social science p p Finally the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills comprehension and speed p

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Aristotle for Everybody

Aristotle for Everybody Description:

Aristotle 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 Now Adler instructs the world in the uncommon common sense of Aristotelian logic presenting Aristotle s understandings in a current delightfully lucid way He brings Aristotle s work to an everyday level By encouraging readers to think philosophically Adler offers us a unique path to personal insights and understanding of intangibles such as the difference between wants and needs the proper way to pursue happiness and the right plan for a good life

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

How to Speak How to Listen

How to Speak How to Listen Description:

Drawing on decades of experience as an educator and philosopher Mortimer J Adler gives a short course in effective communication invaluable for salespeople negotiators teachers and families seeking better communication among themselves

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Ten Philosophical Mistakes Description:

For the first time in paperback the illuminating critique of modern thought from America s Philosopher for Everyman Time

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Six Great Ideas

Six Great Ideas Description:

Discusses complex philosophical problems in concrete language to better understand the eternal concepts that shaped Western culture 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

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization Description:

Philosophy of everybody s business As human beings we all have the ability and even the proclivity to philosophize We all engage in philosphical thought in the course of our daily live What is philosophy Why is it important The importance of philosophy can be summed up in two words Great Ideas Great Ideas are the ideas that have been captured and developed in what are often called the Great Books of Western Civilization They are common concepts that are a part of everyone s vocabulary and ordinary conversation and important basic ideas that we think about throughout our lives as children adolescents and adults What does it mean to be Good How do we decide the Right thing to do What is Love The same question may appear to have different answers the journey through the conflicting answers to a resolution is called philosophy The Great Ideas are Art Beauty Change Democracy Emotion Freedom God Good and Evil Government Justice Labour Language Law Learning Love Man Opinion Philosophy Progress Punishment Truth and War and Peace Although everyone has a basic grasp of these Great Ideas not everyone understands them as well as he or she could or should In How to Think About the Great Ideas renowned philosopher Mortimer J Adler guides readers to an understanding of these fundamental ideas and their practical applications to our daily lives Not only does he clarify what the Great Ideas are he helps readers understand the immediate role application and importance of these ideas in our lives These essays are based on the famous television lecture series by Mortimer Adler

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto

The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto Description:

A manifesto for a revolution in American public education prepared by Mortimer J Adler on behalf of the members of The Paideia Group

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Great Books of the Western World

Great Books of the Western World Description:

p Encyclop dia Britannica is proud to offer one of the most acclaimed publishing achievements of the th century Great Books of the Western World This monumental collection compiles history s greatest written works from the ancient classics to more recent masterpieces Great Books of the Western World contains works from of the most renowned minds throughout history Volumes and comprise the Syntopicon a unique guide that enables you to investigate a particular idea and compare the perspectives of different authors The Syntopicon organizes thirty centuries of thought into Great Ideas subsequently divided into topics and subtopics to effectively explore the different viewpoints over time Authoritative accurate and complete this collection represents the essential core of the Western literary canon p

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

How to Think About God: A Guide for the 20th-Century Pagan

How to Think About God: A Guide for the 20th-Century Pagan Description:

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 the existence of God is not necessarily dependent upon a suspension of disbelief Dr Adler provides a nondogmatic exposition of the principles behind the belief that God or some other supernatural cause has to exist in some form Through concise and lucid arguments Dr Adler shapes a highly emotional and often erratic conception of God into a credible and understandable concept for the lay person

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind

Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind Description:

Spanning the breadth of his career from to this book is the response from Mortimer J Adler to the question What can be done about American education For Adler the best education is one that offers the best education possible for all

Rating: 3.65 out of 5