Philosophy in General

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...

Individualism and the Common Good

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. One of the concepts which seems to present difficulties to individualists and libertarians is the concept of the "common good." This...

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...

How to Think About Love: Part 3 – Sexual Love

MAX WEISMAN INTERVIEWS MORTIMER ADLER Part 3: Sexual Love Weismann: But we also know that friendly love exists in the real world where it is often...

How to Think About Love: Part 2 – Love As Friendship

MAX WEISMAN INTERVIEWS MORTIMER ADLER Part 2: Love as Friendship Weismann: I would like now to develop a fuller understanding of this kind of love: love...

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 Disorders of Philosophy in the Middle Ages

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. After the first flowering of philosophy in Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., there is a long period...

The Misfortunes of Philosophy in Antiquity

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. With the speculations of the pre-Socratic philosophers, with the dialogues of Plato, and with the treatises of Aristotle, philosophy got...

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...

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...

The Basic Difference Between Science and Philosophy

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. Excerpted from his book The Four Dimensions of Philosophy. I.We live in a culture in which science, along with its applications...