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Adler, Mortimer Jerome

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 98 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Philosophers


1902 - Born on the 28th of December in New York City.

1930 - He was
appointed to the philosophy faculty at the University of Chicago.

1949 - He served on the Board of Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

1952 - He founded and served as director of the Institute for Philosophical Research.

1965 - He was the director of editorial planning for the fifteenth edition of Britannica.

1980 - He wrote "How to Think About God".

1981 - He
conducted a seminar in Colorado at the Aspen Institute based on his book "Six Great Ideas". 

2000 - He became a Roman Catholic.

He can be considered a Catholic philosopher due to his lifelong participation in the Neo-Thomist movement.
2001 - He died on the 28th of June.


Page last updated: 10:27pm, 25th May '07

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