Dr. Adler points out that many of the (popular) errors of thought, with which we wrestle, trace to initially simple errors made by some of the greatest modern philosophers from the seventeenth century to the present. These mistakes lead to egregious errors regarding human and animal intelligence, the establishment of morality and ethics, and the reality of God – among others. Adler writes in the Prologue: “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” So wrote Aristotle in the fourth century B.C….At the very beginning, before the consequences are discerned, the mistake appears innocent and goes unnoticed. Only when we are confronted with the repugnant conclusions to which cogent reasoning carries us are we impelled to retrace our steps to find out where we went wrong.” Mortimer Adler was one of the foremost teachers in America during the Twentieth Century. He has served as chairman of the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and as editor of the Great Books of the Western World. He is the author of more than fifty books. Dr. Adler has been sympathetic to the Christian worldview for most of his intellectual life. He converted to Christianity In his early seventies.
ISBN 0-684-81868-X Soft Cover / 220 pages
Ten Philosophical Mistakes, Mortimer, J. Adler (Macmillan)
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