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Title
Mortimer Adler interview, 1986 April
Creator
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1986-04
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “A Guidebook to Learning: For a Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom.” Adler says that one must create a guide to learning after he or she leaves school. He believes that students should receive a general liberal humanistic education during their primary and secondary schooling, and specialize in an area of study in college. He talks about the hesitation of saying something is more important than another, thus the reason for alphabetizing college catalogs and encyclopedias. He discusses the four basic goods of the mind: information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Adler goes on to talk about logic, the humanities, art, poetry, the doctorate, and the importance of both reading, and discussing.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:18
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/231
Language
English
Subject
Learning and scholarship
Source
DVD
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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