Mortimer Jerome Adler was the philosopher that I chose. Thinking that I have heard this name before, I knew that this could not be that hard. But come to realize that this was not going to be an easy task. What I thought I knew about this man, well that I knew nothing about him. As I found out Adler had a great impact on my education as I know now. I have always thought as modern philosophers as very stock up in their way, but as I keep on reading about his life in my research, I can see that Adler was not a stock up man but, a very caring and realistic person.
Mortimer Jerome Adler was born on December 28, 1902 in N.Y.C. His father was immigrant jewelry salesman. One of the biggest mile stone I think that he had was that he drops out of school when he was only 14 years old. After that he got a job as secretary and a copy boy at the New York Sun, while he was there Adler was introduce to journalist. Hoping to be a journalist he went to school at Columbian University and took night classes seeing if he could improve his writing. While he took classes he read an autobiography of John Stuart Mill (an English economist and philosopher.) Adler was amazed that Mill had read Plato when he was at the age of 5 and at the age of 14 he had already wrote and edited numerous books by then, just knowing that he himself had not read Plato yet. Form that he decided that he was going to study and work on his own philosophy. As his study through the years at the University he became so involve with his studies that he failed his Physical Education classes which was a required class to graduate. So for that he could not receive his bachelor's degree. But the University still gave him a doctorate in philosophy, also a few years later he was awarded his undergraduate degree. After school he found him self teaching at the same University that he graduated form and was teaching philosophy. He had also tough at the University of Chicago. Not just was he a professor...
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