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  • Title: Aristotle for Everybody
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • ISBN: 9780684838236
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback

  • Aristotle for Everybody By Mortimer J. Adler Aristotle 384 322 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 AristotlAristotle 384 322 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.
    Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American educator, philosopher, and popular author As a philosopher he worked with Aristotelian and Thomistic thought He lived for the longest stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclop dia Britannica, and Adler s own Institute for Philosophical Research.Adler was born in New York City on December 28, 1902, to Jewish immigrants He dropped out of school at age 14 to become a copy boy for the New York Sun, with the ultimate aspiration to become a journalist Adler soon returned to school to take writing classes at night where he discovered the works of men he would come to call heroes Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others He went on to study at Columbia University and contributed to the student literary magazine, The Morningside, a poem Choice in 1922 when Charles A Wagner was editor in chief and Whittaker Chambers an associate editor Though he failed to pass the required swimming test for a bachelor s degree a matter that was rectified when Columbia gave him an honorary degree in 1983 , he stayed at the university and eventually received an instructorship and finally a doctorate in psychology While at Columbia University, Adler wrote his first book Dialectic, published in 1927.In 1930 Robert Hutchins, the newly appointed president of the University of Chicago, whom Adler had befriended some years earlier, arranged for Chicago s law school to hire him as a professor of the philosophy of law the philosophers at Chicago who included James H Tufts, E.A Burtt, and George H Mead had entertained grave doubts as to Mr Adler s competence in the field of philosophy and resisted Adler s appointment to the University s Department of Philosophy Adler was the first non lawyer to join the law school faculty Adler also taught philosophy to business executives at the Aspen Institute.Adler and Hutchins went on to found the Great Books of the Western World program and the Great Books Foundation Adler founded and served as director of the Institute for Philosophical Research in 1952 He also served on the Board of Editors of Encyclop dia Britannica since its inception in 1949, and succeeded Hutchins as its chairman from 1974 As the director of editorial planning for the fifteenth edition of Britannica from 1965, he was instrumental in the major reorganization of knowledge embodied in that edition He introduced the Paideia Proposal which resulted in his founding the Paideia Program, a grade school curriculum centered around guided reading and discussion of difficult works as judged for each grade With Max Weismann, he founded The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas.Adler long strove to bring philosophy to the masses, and some of his works such as How to Read a Book became popular bestsellers He was also an advocate of economic democracy and wrote an influential preface to Louis Kelso s The Capitalist Manifesto Adler was often aided in his thinking and writing by Arthur Rubin, an old friend from his Columbia undergraduate days In his own words Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never write books for my fellow professors to read I have no interest in the academic audience at all I m interested in Joe Doakes A general audience can read any book I write and they do.Source enpedia wiki Mortimer

    Aristotle for Everybody By Mortimer J. Adler

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    Riku Sayuj
    Aristotle IS EverybodyWe often come across teachers or books getting us to understand a philosopher It is only common sense, they say See, this is their thought in a nutshell See how easy it is You already knew all this You just have to remember that this guy talked of it first.You read those and come away with a feeling that you now understand the philosopher Worse, you might come away feeling that the great guy was so wrong Surely you are quite smart if you know than Aristotle Well, not quite [...]

    Erik Graff
    In 1980, two years after completing a professional degree in psychology, after two years of earning a living as a childcare worker for ostensibly psychotic adolescent boys, I decided to return to school I d liked the jobs I d had, but they had no future and such challenges as they d originally posed had been overcome.My psychology degree hadn t been a practical one, my focus being on the depth psychologies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, my thesis having been on Kant s influence on C. [...]

    Jeff Miller
    Excellent introduction.

    C
    This is the second book my Mortimer J Adler that I have read The first was How to Read a Book I know, how can you read a book titled How to Read a Book, if you don t already know how to read Adler already expected his audience to be literate, the point of the book was to read and comprehend, ascertain, and fully exercise one s understanding faculties, when reading ANY book, no matter how difficult Although that book was required school reading, it was one of the clearest texts I ve ever read.I s [...]

    Melora
    I didn t realize, when I started this, that it was intended for young readers Adler mentions that his 11 year old and 13 year old sons critiqued the manuscript His tone is, at a few points, annoyingly condescending, but otherwise this was a pleasant, quick introduction to Aristotle Actually, aside from the section on Eternity, which was new to me, most of this was familiar, but a little review never hurts A friend of mine who sampled this and decided against it commented that it seemed like a bo [...]

    Kenneth Hicks
    Starting in college, I tried to read Aristotle and found it hard going, to say the least Every few years, thinking that maybe I was becoming mature with age hah , I would pick the book up and try again The only part of his writing that I got through without a problem was his writings on the various constitutions of the Greek city states, which was pretty much straight history Anyway, I had already read one book by Mortimer Adler that was written with wonderful clarity about a difficult subject, [...]

    Rizwan
    A great introduction to Aristotle And I read it twice Clearly written, without resorting to the opaque and the ideas are well structured and though it barely grazes Aristotle s breadth of work, it introduces some of his most important ideas on logic, ethics, and epistemology It is also very well structured, new chapters lead on from earlier chapters, answering questions that were raised and reinforcing ideas that were already introduced.

    Yasin Ramazan
    very simple and quick explanations for Aristotle s philosophy It is not shallow though The matters he is dealing with are all important from a philosophical point of view.

    SpaceReader
    5 stars An excellent introduction for the common person unfamiliar with Aristotle and his works This book achieves its purpose well in a simple and lucid manner.I tried reading the Nicomachean Ethics Hackett 2nd ed translated by Terence Irwin and found it really dense, mainly because of the vocabulary, e.g Aristotle s use of the word VIRTUE is different from our modern usage of that word Coming to terms with Aristotle demands a lot of effort and is especially difficult without a secondary source [...]

    Erica
    This book establishes Aristotle s uncommon common sense as central to the thinking of our everyday lives in Western society that is, society that has come out of the Greco Roman and Judeo Christian traditions The early chapters seem to illustrate truths so elementary that it is strange to realize that there was a time that these notions were not regarded as common knowledge The later chapters regarding Aristotle s logic and terminology were painful to me I have studied symbolic logic and found i [...]

    Clay Kallam
    Mortimer J Adler is a renowned philospher, but this slim paperback avoid the jargon and linguistic complexities that make modern philosophy too often turgid and self involved Instead, Adler just summarizes Aristotle s thought, and though at times it seems a little too simplistic, at book s end, the reader will have a clear and distinct impression of Aristotle s philosophy.At the same time, the reader will begin to understand why Aristotle was so revered in medieval times The range and depth of h [...]

    Aaron Crofut
    A good little book introducing Aristotelian thought The major points are all clearly explained Essentials and Accidents, Natural and Artificial, types of changes quantity, quality, time, and being nonbeing , the Four Causes, the notion of Eudemonia or Happiness as our teleological end Ends and Means, three of the four cardinal virtues, man as a political animal, the ends of the state, how ideas are formed in our head and how that s different from sense perception, and the basics of logic I would [...]

    Mike
    After this book I remembered why I did not want to major in Philosophy.

    Jerzy
    I picked up this book, hoping for a guide to reading Aristotle myself In that sense, Adler did help me by giving a summary of where A is going, to recall the big picture when I m mired in his dense arguments But I wish it spent time on why it s worth reading A at all Instead, Adler actually discourages you from reading A directly As other reviewers have also pointed out, this book is mostly Here are some conclusions Aristotle came to without much context I came away unsure why he even asked som [...]

    Ilib4kids
    185 ADLPlato man and women are equalAristotle a student of Plato born 384 B.C, man and women are not equalPlato a student of Socrates My review this book is about Introduction to common sense of Aristotle , which regard by the author as Aristotle s uncommon common sense It is well written, simple and compact and very well organized Each chapter answer the questioned lead by previous chapter very logical and reasoning.Part I Man the philosophical AnimalsPhilosophical Games The great Divide bodies [...]

    Mike W
    This is a decent introduction to Aristotle s thought In it, Mortimer Adler presents the great thinkers ideas clearly and logically but also prosaically It is true that Aristotle s own writings lack the poetry and eloquence of Plato s, but that might be because the works we have were merely lecture notes transcribed by his students, rather than Aristotle s own literary creations And there are certainly passages in Aristotle s works that sparkle, like this description of the great souled man He do [...]

    Joseph R.
    Writing a comprehensive and concise summary of Aristotle s ideas is a difficult task, especially if the author wishes it to be accessible not only to the average reader but also to children in middle school That ambition is what Mortimer Adler aimed at with this book His thirteen year old and his eleven year old read the manuscript and gave helpful feedback, so he certainly thinks it is a success But is it readable for children who don t have a professional philosopher and intellectual for a dad [...]

    Edward
    This small book is a good first introduction to Aristotle and it is easily read However, it requires some amount of attention on the reader s part to understand the import of what Adler is talking about otherwise certain points can easily slip by.Some of the early chapters can be frustrating because Aristotle gives the appearance that he can prove anything just by choosing his arguments to fit his observations which gives one the impression that his argument is circular Aristotle can be forgiven [...]

    Brian
    I picked this up in my beginning philosophy class at BYU and it s been unread on my shelf since then Now, clearly sophisticated ptbfbbb , I was actually interested enough to pick it up and try and understand what was written The concept of the book is pretty straightforward take Aristotle s writings and put them into everyday language and concepts It mostly succeeded in being understandable There is a lot of ground covered in a relatively short number of pages, so at times it moves pretty quick [...]

    Gene
    A very good introduction to Greek philosophy, if I can say so without being very knowledgeable on the topic Some of what is contained in the book helps explain some of what I ve read about St Thomas Aquinas writings It also seems that Chas Murray must have gotten the backbone of what he wrote about inIn Pursuit of Happiness and Good Governmenteither directly from Aristotle He s smart enough to have done so or indirectly through Adler s book or one much like it And I also saw some parallels betwe [...]

    KarmA1966
    If this is Aristotle for Everybody then I d hate to see Aristotle for Nobody golf clap, scattered groans I read this book in the 90s and it hit me like a puff of smoke So, stubborn mule that I am I decided to give it another try It didn t hit me until late in the game when Adler said Aristotle is a logician that I realized why Aristotle seemed so elusive to me A logician is a person whose topic of scholarly study is logic source.Ah, it all made sense Logic for me does not compute I am the flower [...]

    Jimmy
    Two common games Twenty Questions and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral are Aristotelian because they classify things Man s three dimensions 1 making not only works of art but all man made things, 2 doing in both social and moral spheres, and 3 knowing or acquiring knowledge Another way to put it making is the concern for beauty, doing is the concern for the good, and knowing is the concern for the truth Beauty, goodness, and truth The good man obeys just laws because he is virtuous, not because he is [...]

    Michael Dorais
    This little book is a fast and worthwhile to read It was written originally as a book to explain Aristotle to children ages 11 and above, but is wholly adult oriented as well.Although Adler skirts over some difficult problems with the claims he makes, or the claims he says Aristotle makes, this is expected given the goal of this book I think the problem with books that try to deal immediately with every problem that someone might raise loose their ability to communicate an attempt at a coherent [...]

    Eduardo Garcia-Gaspar
    Si la idea del sentido com n es atractiva al lector, cu nto m s lo ser la del poco com n sentido com n As califica M Adler a Arist teles, uno de esos hombres que llega a finalista central en cualquier lista que pueda hacerse de personajes influyentes en toda nuestra historia.Leer los originales de Arist teles es dif cil y esa dificultad frena al lector actual Gracias a Adler, sin embargo, el problema se resuelve para el lector de estos tiempos, el que ahora tiene una gu a comprensible del pensam [...]

    Lewis Hotchkiss
    I read this when it first came out, 1978, in the dinosaur days Adler was still big on his Great Books kick with Chicago I refuse to digress Anyhow, this book was aimed at a pop audience that had just experienced the end of the Vietnam war, the end of the crazy 1960 s, and the beginning of Stagflation the economy was experiencing a weirdness not seen before or since it ended Look that econ term up on Google if you want Anyhow, Adler presents much of what Aristotle is onto in concise and fun langu [...]

    Ian
    Excellent introduction to Aristotelian philosophy My one quibble is that it is not always perfectly clear when Adler is explaining Aristotle, when he is presenting one interpretation among many about what Aristotle might have meant, when he is presenting his own version of Aristotle s philosophy, or when he is synthesizing Aristotelian thought with modern thought Adler s account of justice seems a little too biblicized, at least a little than the Nicomachean Ethics would seem to directly suppor [...]

    Clayton Hutchins
    Decent street level distillation of the main contours of Aristotle s thought Adler simplifies things a lot, which is helpful in a book like this, but it can also risk reductionism Don t let him scare you away from reading Aristotle for yourself in his epilogue C S Lewis is right great men, precisely because of their greatness, are often understandable than their interpreters If Adler errs and I do not consider myself sufficiently acquainted with Aristotle to say that he certainly does err it is [...]

    Charles Lewis
    My formal education was a bit a weak but at one point I wanted to read some deeper Catholic theology I bought the easiest version of the ST Thomas Aquinas Summa call A Shorter Summa, edited by Peter Kreeft In the introduction Kreeft said don t even try reading and version of the Summa without some background in philosophy His suggestion was Aristotle for Everybody It s one of those books that will make you feel smarter and also give you the fundamental notions of logic I m still working through [...]

    Nicky
    Spanning metaphysics, logic, ethics, and epistemology, Adler gives an excellent brief introduction to the philosophy of Aristotle The epilogue contains references to the sections of Aristotelian writings from which the specific parts in the book were drawn, which is quite helpful for someone already familiar with Aristotle or looking to read about the topics presented.Aristotle for Everybody doesn t assume any previous knowledge of philosophy on the part of the reader, so some parts may seem ex [...]

    Robert
    For everybody Even a child can understand No.It seems ironic to me that many people seem to think this book is too simple to understand I think it suffers from the opposite problem If you are not interested in philosophy pers and just want to know about Aristotle because he seems to be one of the few philosophers that actually had anything practical and insightful to say then you will be disappointed with this book It reads like a philosophy book dull, complex and verbose, needlessly so The whol [...]

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