March 21, 88

Vol. 03 , No. 07   


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Philosophy for Everyone
MORTIMER ADLER P'89
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1988 12:30 p.m.

We Hold These Truths: Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution
MORTIMER ADLER P'89
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1988

Concluding the Athenaeum's Constitution series on Monday, March 28, is Dr. Mortimer Adler, American philosopher and author of We Hold These Truths: Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution (1987). Time magazine once praised Adler's ability to explain even the most difficult of concepts by calling him "a philosopher for everyman."

In We Hold These Truths, Adler discusses the principles of human equality, inalienable rights, civil rights, the pursuit of happiness, and the consent and dissent of the governed, especially as these ideas provide the foundation for the Constitution's preamble.

Adler's talk follows a 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner, and begins at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Adler will also be the guest speaker at an Athenaeum lunch on March 28. His topic then will be "Philosophy for Everyone." Please use the coupon to sign up for this event.