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Mortimer J. Adler

Birthdate: 28. December 1902
Date of death: 28. June 2001

Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for long stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research. Wikipedia

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Mortimer J. Adler

„Wonder is the beginning of wisdom in learning from books as well as from nature.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler

Source: How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information

„True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler

Source: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

„The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler

Source: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

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„The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler

Source: Joseph Allen (1979). The Leisure alternatives catalog: food for mind & body. p. 134

„You can't be a philosopher and an activist. If you do, you get all mixed up.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler

Source: F.N. D'Alession. " Philosopher, reformer Mortimer Adler, father of 'Great Books' program, dies at 98 http://lubbockonline.com/stories/062901/upd_075-4286.shtml#.VVHE0_ntmko." at lubbockonline.com, June 29, 2001.

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