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Philosophical Mistakes

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. This quote is from a chapter on Philosophy's Past from Dr. Adler's book "The Four Dimensions of Philosophy." Hopefully it...

Adler ‘On The Relativity of Values’

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Dear Dr. Adler, History and anthropology reveal great variation in moral standards and beliefs among various peoples and cultures. Are there...

On Romantic Love

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. A Conversation Between Max Weismann and Dr. Mortimer Adler WEISMANN: Could you help us and begin by naming the three bad...

Habits, Good and Bad

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Looked at one way, all habits are perfections, whether good or bad. They are improvements of the nature we come...

Does the End Justify the Means?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Does the end justify the means? Can it sometimes be right to use a bad means to achieve a good...

The Ethics of Enough

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Who has not said or heard someone else say "Enough is enough"? The statement is a tautology and, as such,...

On Moral Philosophy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Philosophy, seeking to establish itself as knowledge rather than mere speculation and unfounded opinion, is afflicted with a series of...

THE ETHICS OF COMMON SENSE

The Only Moral Philosophy That Is Sound, Practical, and Undogmatic BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The teleological ethics of common sense is the only moral philosophy that...

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – II

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The main point we have seen so far is that, for Aristotle, a happy life is a good life. In other...

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Theory of Happiness – I

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The Humanities represent man's concern with man and with the human world. In that concern there is no more important problem than...

The Great Conversation

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER Happy is the man who, in the course of a complete life, attains everything he desires, provided he desire nothing...

The Human Equation in Dialectic

MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In the Sophist, Plato separates the philosopher from the sophist, not by any distinction in method, but by the difference in...

The Confusion of the Animalists

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A recent book, entitled Apes, Men, and Language, bears the subtitle "How teaching chimpanzees to 'talk' alters man's notions of...

Controversy in the Life and Teaching of Philosophy

MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. PART 1 In a little more than twenty years, the honor of delivering the Annual Association Address has been thrice conferred on...

Philosophy’s Future

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. There is little point in asking whether philosophy has a future, for that question hardly admits of a negative answer. The...

The Bodyguards of Truth – Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. My serious study of philosophy began when, at Columbia University in the early twenties, I took a course in the...

The Vicissitudes of Philosophy in Modern Times

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In each of the two historical epochs that we have so far surveyed -- antiquity and the Middle Ages -- we...

The Questions Science Cannot Answer

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Any consideration of science and philosophy presupposes some difference between them. According to the way in which we understand that...

Mortimer J. Adler: The Good Life and the Good Society

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Politics is sometimes regarded as the sovereign or controlling discipline in the practical order -- the order of action. It...

Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom – Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. The outstanding achievement and intellectual glory of modern times has been empirical science and the mathematics that it has put...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...

Potentially powerful pipeline precedents

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