Saturday, April 04, 2009
Classic Adler-Van Doren video on "How to Read a Book" reborn
"Thanks to the diligent sleuthing of a Sedona, Arizona, archivist, a series of classic conversations about the art of reading, between the late philosopher Mortimer J. Adler and his acolyte Charles Van Doren, are once again available on video from Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Center for the Study of The Great Ideas. The discussions between the two public intellectuals, produced by Britannica in the 1970s, were lost for many years until they were rediscovered recently by Ken Dzugan, archivist for the Center. They're now available on a single DVD and may be ordered online"