Philosopher At Large: An Intellectual Autobiography

Philosopher at Large: An Intellectual Autobiography

In this book, first published by Macmillan in 1977, Mortimer J. Adler, author of "Ten Philosophical Mistakes", "How to Read a Book" and "Aristotle for Everybody", provides a chronicle of more than 50 years of his achievement in the fields of education and publishing. He discusses the development of one of the great publishing ventures of the century - the 54-volume set of "Great Books of the Western World" - and he details the planning and production of the 15th edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica". This book describes the career of a man who sought to bring books to the layman and engage all readers in philosophical thought and debate. It recounts a wide variety of personal and intellectual encounters and ranges from academia to the world of business.

Specifications of Philosopher at Large: An Intellectual Autobiography

AuthorMortimer Jerome Adler
PublisherMacmillan Pub Co
Number Of Pages349
Publication Date1977-07
Height1.5 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width6.1 inch.
Weight1.8 pounds.

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