What are the best things in life? Questions like that boggle our minds. But they don't boggle Socrates. What would happen if the indomitable old Greek suddenly awoke and brought his unending questions to the campus of Desperate State University? Peter Kreeft imagines that with him would come the same mind-opening and spirit-stretching challenges that disrupted ancient Athens. 189 pages from IVP.
What are the best things in life? Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and spirit-stretching challenge that disrupted ancient Athens.
What is the purpose of education?
Why do we make love?
What good is money?
Can computers think like people?
Is there a difference between Capitalism and Communism?
What is the greatest good?
Is belief in God like belief in Santa Claus?
In twelve short, Socratic dialogues Peter Kreeft explodes contemporary values like success, power and pleasure. And he bursts the modern bubbles of agnosticism and subjectivism. He leaves you richer, wiser and more able to discern what the best things in life actually are.
Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including and, with Ronald Tacelli,
"Any reader sitting down to persue these dialogues . . . [will] find himself roused, amused, entertained and instructed. Peter Kreeft does what all great teachers do: he returns us, again and again and again, to what T. S. Eliot called 'the permanent things.' "
"Kreeft has succeeded admirably in his revival of Socrates. . . . Kreeft's Socrates [is] recognizably the gadfly moralist, irreverent and reverent about just the right things."