Bringing to bear both philosophical insight and informed scientific hypotheses concerning the biological and behavioral characteristics of mankind, Adler explores how man differs from all other things in the universe. Rapid advances in science and technology and their influence on human value systems are lucidly outlined by Adler, as he touches on ...Read MoreBringing to bear both philosophical insight and informed scientific hypotheses concerning the biological and behavioral characteristics of mankind, Adler explores how man differs from all other things in the universe. Rapid advances in science and technology and their influence on human value systems are lucidly outlined by Adler, as he touches on the effect of industrialization and the clash of cultures and value systems brought about by increased communication between previously isolated groups of people. Among the other problems this study addresses are the scientific achievements in biology and physics which have raised fundamental questions about humanity's essential nature. Thrown into high relief is humanity's struggle to determine its unique status in the natural world and its value in the world it has created. Ultimately, Adler's work develops an approach to the separation between scientific and philosophical questions which stands as a model of philosophical consideration of new scientific discoveries and their consequences for the human person.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. 1967 Hardcover First Edition. xvi, 395 p. Former Library book. "Based on the [2d ser. of] Encyclopaedia Britannica lectures delivered [by the author] at the University of Chicago, 1966."; Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. -367) Bibliography: p. 371-387. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good-VERY GOOD in Good jacket. MORTIMER J. ADLER. OCTAVO. THIS IS A GOOD HARDBOUND FIRST EDITION OF THIS BOOK IN DUST JACKET...MORTIMER J. ADLER...THE DIFFERENCE OF MAN AND THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES. RESIDUE FROM REMOVED LIBRARY CARD ON FRONT FLYLEAF...OTHERWISE A VERY GOOD COPY AT A LOW PRICE.
Good. 2nd printing. Very Nice paperback. No spine crease. Light wear. Light soiling and toning to wraps. Text is clean, unmarked, tight. (Shelf location: D) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.
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