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Day: October 14, 2022

We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


October 14, 2022

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

What does it mean to be “literate”? Does literate imply any act of understanding or, even more, of critical thinking, or does it simply mean that one can read physical text?

In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler differentiates between elementary, intermediate and advanced levels of reading. Adler explains that good readers read with concentration.

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