Are you a reader? A good reader? Do you want to be one? The last one is a rhetorical question, and I know you want to be a good reader. How to read a book, by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Doren, is a classic book that is likely to take one’s reading skills and philosophy to a highest level. Needless to say, understanding its illuminating insights requires applying reflexively the rules and guidance the book provides.

Four levels of reading

  • Elementary reading
  • Inspectional reading
  • Analytical reading
  • Syntopical reading


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