By Adler, M.
A Syntopicon: An Index to the good principles (1952) is a two-volume index, released as volumes 2 and three of Encyclopædia Britannica’s assortment nice Books of the Western international. Compiled by way of Mortimer Adler, an American thinker, lower than the tips of Robert Hutchins, president of the collage of Chicago, the volumes have been billed as a suite of the 102 nice rules of the western canon. The time period “syntopicon” was once coined particularly for this project, which means “a number of topics.” The volumes catalogued what Adler and his group deemed to be the elemental principles inside the works of the nice Books of the Western global, which stretched chronologically from Homer to Freud. The Syntopicon lists, lower than each one notion, the place each incidence of the idea that might be situated within the collection’s recognized works.
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Man Eden: the preternatural powers of nature society; prehistoric loa. life of a golden age: the age of Kronos and the age of Zeus human 10. 31 descendants or products of the gods as a natural variation The mylh (3) as civilized and 33 in man world relation to the gods or God things 35 an integral part of the universe: fmiteness and insufficiency of his station in the man: cosmos his sense of being dependent and ordered to something beyond himself ice. Man's comparison of himself with other creatures and with the universe whole n.
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Men have reason as he does He considers the mat- sent from the ancient and mediaeval view takes modern times. much doubt that that other animals lack it. For the most part, however, the modern dis- ter in the light of external evidences, in terms the form of denying that reason and sense are of the comparable performances of men and animals. The light of reason seems to shine in distinct powers. In its both. of abstract ideas as in the writings of Hobbes, Berkeley, and Hume. Their position, discussed He repeats many stories from Plutarch and Pliny which supposedly reveal the comparable mentality of animals and men.
A Syntopicon; An Index to The Great Ideas by Adler, M.