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Great Books of the Western World (60 vols.)

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Imagine: the entirety of the Western canon at your fingertips.

The makers of Encyclopaedia Britannica bring you the Great Books of the Western World. Comprising 60 volumes containing 517 works written by 130 authors, these texts capture the major ideas, stories, and discoveries that shaped Western culture.

The foundational library for a liberal arts education, the Great Books include works of literature, classics, mathematics and natural sciences, history and social sciences, philosophy and religion. From Homer to Hemingway, Aquinas to Nietzsche, and Galileo to Einstein, the classic conversations spanning history now continue in your digital library.

Gain insight into these conversations with the Syntopicon. A guide to the 102 major ideas that define the Western tradition, the Syntopicon is the product of 10 years of research and unites the 517 works in this library. It includes an extensive introduction to each of the 102 ideas and traces their development in history. The Syntopicon also lists every place these ideas are referenced in the Great Books library. In Logos, the Syntopicon integrates directly into the texts themselves. Jump from an idea or sub-idea in the Syntopicon right to the source with a simple click.

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  • Comprises 60 volumes containing 517 works written by 130 authors
  • Includes the Syntopicon, a two-volume index of the 102 major ideas that unite the Great Books
  • Presents works of literature, philosophy, religion, history, science, and more

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About Mortimer J. Adler

Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902–June 28, 2001) was a philosopher, professor, and editor. He taught the philosophy of law at the University of Chicago, served as director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and was the chairman and cofounder of the Center for the Study of The Great Ideas. Adler is well-known for his contributions to the Great Books of the Western World series and his advocacy for liberal arts education.

Mortimer Adler was also the author of several books, including How to Read a Book, The Revolution in Education, and Aristotle for Everyone. Adler was the editor of the 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books, director of planning for the 15th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, and served as the chairman of Encyclopædia Britannica’s board of editors.


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  4. Brian Crawford
    This is one of the best things Logos sells that is not called a "Base Package." This is a base package in its own way, and it will enrich my ministry and thought for the rest of my life.
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  9. George Simopoulos
    Such a treasure to have on the Logos format. Being able to easily jump from topics in the synopticon to the resource where the topic is discussed is worth it alone, but the added benefit of Logos searches makes this resource a must-have. I am so glad I purchased it on pre-pub
  10. Carl Noe

    Carl Noe


    Thank you for providing this product. The only thing I miss is the old “Noet” logo and name. In the time I’ve owned this digital product, I’m impressed. I should probably get some coaching on using the interface/app, but just fumbling around has really been fun and productive. Now I have to get into book binding! Next thing you know, I’ll be a bookman. Thank you.


Collection value: $539.40
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