Education: The Great Ideas

Philosopher Mortimer J. Adler of the University of Chicago, 47, is a bounding dynamo of a man who is apt to have, "in my more paranoiac moments," rather extravagant visions. "Imagine Carnegie Hall," says he, "filled with all the great intellectual leaders of the world today. I don't think that you could get them all to agree on a single point, much less a series of ideas. But you could perhaps get them to agree that there are certain valid questions modern man should ask."

What are the questions modern men should ask, and...

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