The Great Conversation by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler
The Great Conversation by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler
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Your Guide to Great Literature

Designed as a reader`s guide to Britannica's 60 volume Great Books of the Western World set used as the readings source for the Great Books high school (9th-12th grades) program and offered for sale by the Academy.The Great Conversation stands alone as a guide to reading and understanding Western literature. Filled with fascinating background information, extensive timelines, photos, and quotes from renowned works and their authors, The Great Conversation will assist any reader in the quest for a liberal arts education. If you are not quite sure whether to purchase a Great Books set, this introductory volume wll help you decide. Written by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler.

Topics Include

  • Timeline - Great authors mapped side-by-side with important world events put works into context.
  • The Liberal Arts Education - A discussion of the historic emphasis on great works of literature in Western liberal education, and how that emphasis has changed over time.
  • Experimental Science - Commentary on the birth of science found within great literature.
  • Education`s Future - An exploration of who should be educated, and what the next great change in education will bring.
  • Author-to-Author Index - A useful chart which references each great author against the others. Authors whose ideas have been cited, used, expanded on, and refuted are all listed.

Product Details

  • One Volume
  • Hardcover
  • 100 pages