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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,...

Some Thoughts on Justice – Mortimer J. Adler

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. With regard to the idea of justice, the central and predominant controversy consists in a three-sided dispute. There are three...

The Use of Free Time

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Question: The increased leisure time that is a result of the shorter work week presents modern Americans with a difficult...

How to Answer Questions

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. (This article appeared in Good Housekeeping Magazine, October 1940) Children ask magnificent questions. "Why are people? What makes the cat tick?...

Some Rules for Good Conversation

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The meeting of two minds may consist in their understanding of one another while still in disagreement or it may...

Idling: Why it is so Important Not to be Busy all the Time

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Most of us think being busy consists in doing some form of work, whether we do it to earn a...

Success Means Never Feeling Tired: Psychological fatigue is an early-warning system: something is wrong....

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Failure is probably the most fatiguing experience a person ever has. There is nothing more enervating than not succeeding --...