By Adler, M.

A Syntopicon: An Index to the nice 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 via Mortimer Adler, an American thinker, below the advice of Robert Hutchins, president of the college of Chicago, the volumes have been billed as a set of the 102 nice principles of the western canon. The time period “syntopicon” used to be coined particularly for this venture, that means “a selection of topics.”[1] The volumes catalogued what Adler and his workforce deemed to be the basic rules inside the works of the good Books of the Western global, which stretched chronologically from Homer to Freud. The Syntopicon lists, less than every one thought, the place each prevalence of the concept that should be positioned within the collection’s well-known 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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BIBLE REFERENCES The references are to book, chapter, and verse. , OLD TESTAMENT: Nehemiah, 7:45 (D) // Esdras, 7:46. : SYMBOLS: The abbreviation "esp" calls more especially discussed intermit- the reader's attention to one or relevant parts of a whole reference; "passim" signifies that the topic tently rather than continuously in the work or passage cited. is style of the references, see the Explanation of Reference Style; for general guidance in the use of The Great Ideas, consult the Preface.

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