Mortimer J. Adler, Charle Van Doren - How to Read a Book

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(Benjamin Lupton) #1

Discussion thread for Mortimer J. Adler’s and Charles Van Doren’s book How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

2019-01-05: How to Read a Book
2019-01-12: How to Read a Book
(Benjamin Lupton) #2

You will recall that the analytical reader must always attempt to answer four questions about whatever book he is reading:

  1. What is the book about as a whole

  2. What is being said in detail, and how?

  3. Is the book true, in whole or part?

  4. What of it?

Van Doren, Charles. How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) (p. 399). Touchstone. Kindle Edition.