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eBook Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon ePub

by Mortimer J. Adler

  • ISBN: 0684803607
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner; First edition (August 21, 1995)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1623 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1830 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 596

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Paperback: 224 pages.

Paperback: 224 pages.

The terms and concepts that have simulated thinkers from Aristotle onward come to life in the latest work by the man TIME magazine has called "America's philosopher for everyman

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Stimulating, engaging, and organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, Adler's Philosophical Dictionary is an ideal introduction to the history of the great ideas

Stimulating, engaging, and organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, Adler's Philosophical Dictionary is an ideal introduction to the history of the great ideas. Is the human soul immortal? What does it mean to know something? What is the nature of erotic love? Adler examines these questions as well as many others with his trademark clarity, rigor, and common sense.

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Golden Lama Golden Lama
Thanks!
Wafi Wafi
excellent
Memuro Memuro
This book by Adler is for me a disappointment all around. When a book purports to be a "philosophical dictionary" but doesn't include in it's lexicon such philosophical terms as: substance, accidents, genus, positism, existentialism, phemenology et. al., it's of no use to me. Having said that, I suppose that the book might be of value to those who want only a brush-by with the philosophy's terminology.

I'll also add that in testing the book I found that some of Adler's explanations of "philosophical" words were confusing at best.
Cobandis Cobandis
Late in his career, Mortimer Adler produced this slim volume as a companion piece and summary of his previous works in philosophy. He defines 125 key philosophical terms, explaining how they are used correctly and the common errors people make about the terms. He also explains how those terms as ideas fit into his larger body of work, and indeed into the larger understanding of reality and human experience. Even though these are philosophical terms, the field of philosophy often touches upon or overlaps other fields, such as science, politics, and theology. His explanations of how they fit in with the other disciplines is insightful and helps the reader to understand Adler's larger world view (including his Christian faith). Occasionally the reader has to slow down or repeat a reading to get the nuances of Adler's definitions but the effort is well worth the reward. The book is barely 200 pages, so even a slow reading does not take a huge amount of time.

Sample Text, from the entry on Continence and Incontinence (which is used very differently in philosophical circles than in common parlance):
We cannot understand what it means to say that man is a rational animal without, at the same time, recognizing that a rational animal is a freak of nature. The nature of a rational animal is a mixture of incompatible elements. [p. 74]
Thetalas Thetalas
For the majority of humankind the world is a real place and we share common experiences. If you are one of the many who share this worldview than this dictionary will help you get a better feel for questions concerning everyday life. This is not a professional philosophers dictionary but an amateur one. We should all be amateur philosophers degreed or not.
Awene Awene
This I think this little book could have been valuable to a much larger community of readers. Mr. Adler seemed to be focused on injecting God, and Christianity and his own declaration of supernaturalism than in providing a non-biased Dictionary. I trash-canned the book. Len Reitz
funike funike
I was very offended to spend money to hear someone who uses a Philosphical Dictionary to ''Announce one's personal faith in Jesus Christ'' ....... If Mr. Adler wishes to proselytize, a dictionary of philosphy terms, or any kind of a dictionary is not the place to do it, in my opinion. ..... I wasted my money!