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The Unaborted SocratesThe Unaborted Socrates
Peter Kreeft
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What would happen if the Socrates of old suddenly appeared in modern Athens? Peter Kreeft imagines the dialog that might ensue with three worthy opponents---a doctor, a philosopher and a psychologist---about the arguments surrounding abortion.

Kreeft uses Socratic technique to strip away the emotional issues and get to the heart of the rational objections to abortion. Logic joins humor as Socrates challenges the standard rhetoric and passion of the contemporary debate.
     


Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of ChristSocrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ
Peter Kreeft
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Socrates, the great questioner, somehow appears at Have It University (think Harvard), and begins to, as he is wont to do, ask a lot of questions. His questions pierce to the heart of various issues, causing people to reconsider their beliefs. His interactions with the students and faculty at Have It lead him to different conclusions about life and its purpose than those espoused at the great school of learning. Apologist Peter Kreeft portrays both Socrates and the prototypical university in a fascinating manner, and the result is pure literary and philosophical enjoyment.

Some would expect Socrates to fit right in with the university crowd. After all, it was Plato, Socrates' student, who first introduced the idea of an academy, a place where students could learn without any interference. But, at least as Kreeft portrays it (and he is not far removed from it, teaching at Boston College) the academy of today is vastly different than the academy that Plato (or Socrates) might have envisioned. Thus, the revived Socrates finds that instead of seeking after truth (as they should be in the academy), people do not even know what the truth is. He also finds that the highly educated may not be the wisest people in society (often they are not), and that things are rarely, if ever, taken at face value (many people think he is just pretending to be Socrates).

Socrates looks at various issues, including progress, fundamentalism, miracles, comparative religions, and others. But much of his time is spent investigating the life and claims of Jesus Christ. At first, Socrates can not understand how God could become a man, although he acknowledges that it would be within the power of God to do so. To answer his questions, Socrates begins by reading the Bible to learn about the context in which Jesus spoke and what his words may have meant. His philosophical and logical nature allows him to find some startling answers to questions about the uniqueness of Christ, Christ's view of salvation and of God, and the truth of the resurrection. Startling to those at Have It, at least, for Socrates comes to the conclusion that if the stories in the Bible about Jesus are true, then Jesus truly is the Son of God and this should totally transform the way we live. Using the Socratic method (of course), Kreeft guides readers to the fascinating possibility that Socrates would have become a Christian, had Christianity been around then.
     

 
Socratic Logic, 3.1 EditionSocratic Logic, 3.1 Edition
Peter Kreeft

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This new and revised edition of Peter Kreeft's Socratic Logic is updated, adding new exercises and more complete examples, all with Kreeft's characteristic clarity and wit. The only complete system of classical Aristotelian logic in print, Socratic Logic is simple and user-friendly, interactive, with many exercises and a light, engaging style. Perfect for independent learners as well as classroom studies, students will be exposed to many classical quotations and learn how to deal with issues using the Socratic Method. 416 pages, clothbound.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 
Socrates Meets HumeSocrates Meets Hume
Peter Kreeft
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The 6th book in Peter Kreeft's series of Socratic explorations of some of the Great Books! Short, clear, and non-technical, this series is fully understandable by beginners.

In Socrates Meets Hume, Kreeft presents a Socratic examination of enquiry concerning human understanding in relation to the skepticism of Hume, inviting you to take part in the process of refuting Hume's skeptical arguments, with the aid of Socrates. Based on an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and Hume that takes place in the afterlife, this profound and witty book makes an entertaining and informative exploration of modern philosophy. 240 pages, softcover.
     


 
SocratesSocrates
George Rudebusch
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Read what Socrates is saying closely! Arguing that through studying Socrates we can learn practical wisdom to apply to our lives, Socrates is humorous and enjoyable, with thought-experiments and literary references as well as an overview of Socratic arguments. 240 pages, paperback.
     

 
A Companion to SocratesA Companion to Socrates
Sara Ahbel-Rappe(Eds.) & Rachana Kamtekar(Eds.)

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Socrates has been extremely influential in Western thought, philosophy, and experience. Understand the man behind so much of our thinking with this comprehensive Companion! Covering the life the life of Socrates, the key doctrines associated with him, the range of Socratic studies, and Socrates' place in the larger philosophical world, you'll be better equipped to identify and understand the influence of Socrates. 560 pages, paperback.
     

 
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