The Four Dimensions of Philosophy: Metaphysical, Moral, Objective, Categorical Board book – 6 Jun 1994
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Overall the book is interesting although challenging to read. Adler's style was not the smoothest. In fairness, he does a very good job of addressing difficult topics. The one rather disappointing chapter was the one that was basically a cut-and-paste of from the The Great Ideas - A Syntopicon - I (Angel To Love) (Vol. 2 of Great Books Of The Western World Collection), a book that was an outline index of sort of the so-called great ideas and their various sub-topics. He does end the book with a good summarizing final chapter, where one can absorb comfortably and confidently the points Adler made earlier.
I was surprised by Adler's espousal of socialism, although to give him the benefit of the doubt, I think he was thinking of some idealized version (although don't all ideologies begin and tantalize with idealistic visions?) Adler also was over-optimistic that philosophy would regain its stature. He, however, could not have anticipated the scientism that developed in parallel with science's increasing knowledge, particularly about the brain, in the last 20 years or so.
Definitely recommended, but this is one book that will require multiple readings for full understanding.