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Education: The Last Great Aristotelian

Surrounded by the classics and a pair of typewriters battered from the writing of 15 books in the past decade, the director of Chicago's Institute for...

In Maryland: Adolescents, Aristotle and Adler

Twenty-one teen-agers in T shirts and jeans are sitting around a big, doughnut-shaped table. They are all sneaking glances at the short, plump, balding man...

Education: Debating in the Groves of Aspen

During a visit to the University of Chicago in 1934, Gertrude Stein landed in a steamy after-dinner debate with Philosopher Mortimer Adler about the merits of...

Education: Fusilier

(See Cover) Two Latin teachers* recently agreed that the event which would give them most pleasure and at the same time mightily advance the cause of true...

49 Years Ago In Time

When MORTIMER ADLER's Great Books of the Western World made its debut, TIME devoted a cover story to the maverick philosopher, calling his "one of the best minds...

Education: Never Too Late

Adler finally gets his B.A. A master of the Socratic method, he has taught at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. He is chairman of the board of...

Education: Quality, Not Just Quantity

The Paideia proposal aims to reform America's schools Of his early education, Henry Adams once wrote, "It taught little and that little ill." Many of America's...

Religion: Modernizing the Case for God

Philosophers refurbish the tools of reason to sharpen arguments for theism God? Wasn't he chased out of heaven by Marx, banished to the unconscious by Freud...

Books: Between Angel & Machine

THE DIFFERENCE OF MAN AND THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES by Mortimer J. Adler. 395 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $7.95. It is 108 years since Charles Darwin's The...

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