Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 – June 28, 2001) was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for long stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research.

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

So there’s reading—and then there’s reading. This book has been a classic for almost a century, and it continues to be a useful tool for many, whether you’re an academic or a bibliophile looking to get more out of what you read. The author’s commentary on the newest information technologies of his day—television and radio—also apply to the mediums, devices, and information channels that have come along since.

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