Mortimer J. Adler

American philosopher, educator, and popular

Lived from: 1902-2001

Category: Philosophers

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    Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
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    Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
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    In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
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    Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
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    The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
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About Mortimer J. 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.

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