What I haven't seen is a suggestion for reducing the number of Great Ideas. I suggest it now, though not by eliminating any but by combining two, Time and Eternity. This came to mind when I noticed that the Outline of Topics for these two Great Ideas each contain 'Aeveternity as intermediate between time and eternity", Eternity 1b and Time 2b.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Great Ideas, make that Idea, of Time and Eternity
From time to time someone will suggest that some topic should have been, or should now be, considered one of the Great Ideas in the Syntopicon. Mortimer Adler himself later said that Equality, in the sense of equality of persons, should have stood alone as a Great Idea.