Philosophies Of Peace And Just War In Greek Philosophy And Religions Of Abraham

Author: Mehdi Faridzadeh
Publisher: Alhoda UK
ISBN: 9781592670321
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To be sure, it would have been attractive to preserve a literary echo of Tolstoy's
great book War and Peace, but to do so would put the primary accent in the
wrong spot.1 Accordingly, I 1 In volumes 2 and 3 of the 54- volume set Great
Books of the Western World, (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1952), we find
a massive index entitled The Great Ideas: A Syntopicon, edited by Mortimer J.
Adler, comprising 1 02 chapters, each devoted to an alphabetically ordered Great
Idea. Chapter ...

Energy Complexity And Wealth Maximization

Author: Robert Ayres
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331930545X
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I went to the University of Chicago to study physics in 1954 at the time when its
president, Robert Hutchins, and his sidekick, Mortimer Adler, were famously
promoting the Great Books of the Western World (Adler et al. 1990). The original
54-volume set included only two on economics (Adam Smith Vol. 39; Marx and
Engels Vol. 50), plus a scrap of J.S. Mill. Science was covered only slightly better
(Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler Vol. 16; Gilbert, Galileo, and Harvey Vol. 28;
Newton ...

Teaching Literature To Adolescents

Author: Richard Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136888802
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In 1920, Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler created a list of 100 books
, which they believed to be the best of the Western literary canon. The narrow
canon of “great books” was adopted by many college English departments of the
time, eventually gaining firm footing in 1952, when Encyclopedia Britannica first
published a 54-volume set of Great Books of the Western World. Interestingly, the
Great Books Foundation is still in existence, though the current organization has
 ...

The Dream Of A Democratic Culture

Author: T. Lacy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137042621
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... World Book Encyclopedia; (2) Grolier, publisher of Encyclopedia Americana;
and (3) Crowell-Collier Publishing, owner of Collier's Encyclopedia. Britannica's
estimated market share, which included the Great Books of the Western World,
was $125 million—almost 40 of that 90 percent. Britannica was the big kid on the
block. As of 1962, the company reported annual Great Books sales of 51,083 sets
. Holding that constant and figuring an average 1965 price of $398 per 54-
volume set ...

Teaching Children S Literature

Author: Christine Leland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415508665
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Developed under the aegis of the Improving Teacher Quality Project (ITQP), a
federally funded partnership between Montclair State University and East Orange
School District, New Jersey. Hull, G. & Avila, J. (2010) NewLits.org: https://newlits.
wikispaces.com/Narrative+and+digital+story telling. Hutchins, R.M. (1952) Great
books of the western world (54 Volume Set). New York: Encyclopedia Britannica.
Indiana Library Federation (2008) Young Hoosier book award. Retrieved
February ...

Dead White Guys

Author: Matt Burriesci
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1632280175
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People will tell you these books are too difficult, or they are worthless, or obsolete
, or even that they are degenerate—that they are racist, sexist, or morally
offensive. I called it Dead White Guys for a reason. As someone who worked in
the humanities for decades, I know The Great Books of the Western World were
the object of considerable criticism and even contempt. Even inside its own
narrow confines, the 54-volume set, first produced by Encyclopedia Britannica in
1952 under the ...

American Pop Popular Culture Decade By Decade 4 Volumes

Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313364117
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The Great Books Program The middle class has traditionally viewed self-
education in a positive light, picturing it as an old, desirable American trait. In
1947 Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago, initiated
with others what they published as The Great Books of the Western World, or the
Great Books program. Owing as much to marketing as to education, the program
caught the public interest and in 1952 became available as a 54-volume set.
Sold under the ...

Bulletin

Author: Maine Library Association
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ISBN:
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Great Books of the Western World times, each time with a particular topic in mind.
"Over. Sixteen hundred of the 54-volume sets of the celebrated Great Books of
the Western World, including the Syntopicon, have been made available without
charge to libraries throughout the United States, to be selected by the American
Library Association, it was announced at ALA Headquarters in Chicago. The
distribution of the sets is made possible through the generosity of the Old
Dominion ...