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Wednesday July 29th 2015

Mortimer J. Adler Archive

Mortimer J. Adler archive courtesy of The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas.

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“The only standard we have for judging all of our social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements as just or unjust, as good or bad, as better or worse, derives from our conception of the good life for man on earth, and from our conviction that, given certain external conditions, it is possible for men to make good lives for themselves by their own efforts.” Mortimer J. Adler

Dr. Adler’s Briefing Room
Brief remarks by Dr. Adler on various topics and responses to questions that he has been asked. Also includes Dr. Adler’s insights into the nature of things.

Book Review by Max Weismann
A review of Adler’s Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher’s Lexicon.

Philosophy in General

Ideas of Relevance to Law

Moral Philosophy and Ethics

Memorial Service & Remembrances

Special Feature
Dear Doctor:
The delightful story of how Mortimer Adler got his Ph.D.In his own words

Metaphysics and Epistemology

Political Philosophy

Equality and Inequality

Philosophy of Religion


On The Great Books

On Reading

Practical Advice

Capsule Comment


Dr. Mortimer J. Adler on


One of Dr. Adler’s Classic Works

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, by Mortimer J. Adler

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Adler on Salesmanship

The Ideas of Work and Leisure

  • Part 1 – – (Introduction; The Six Parts of Life)
  • Part 2 – – (Categorizing Human Activities; Sleep or Sleeping; Work or Working that is Toil or Labor; Work or Working that is Leisuring Rather than Toiling; Playing or Amusing One’s Self)
  • Part 3 – – (Is a Particular Activity Sleep, Toil, Leisure, Play, or Some Mixture of These?)
  • Part 4 – – (The Spectrum of Work, Compensated and Uncompensated; Idling and Rest)
  • Part 5 – – (The Options Open to Us for the Use of Our Free Time)
  • Never Say “Retire”
  • What Should One Do About Learning a Living?


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