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Socrates In Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart
     

Socrates In Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart

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by Christopher Phillips
 

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A breakout book completing a trilogy of Socratic exploration by the inimitable Johnny Appleseed of philosophy.
Christopher Phillips goes to the heart of philosophy and Socratic discourse to discover what we're all looking for: the kind of love that makes life worthwhile. Love here is not defined only or even primarily as eros, but in all its classic

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A breakout book completing a trilogy of Socratic exploration by the inimitable Johnny Appleseed of philosophy.
Christopher Phillips goes to the heart of philosophy and Socratic discourse to discover what we're all looking for: the kind of love that makes life worthwhile. Love here is not defined only or even primarily as eros, but in all its classic varietiesfrom love of family and love of neighbor to love of country, love of God, love of life, and love of wisdom. Phillips's explorations take us from New Orleans at Mardi Gras and the gambling dens of Las Vegas to the last evangelical revival presided over by Billy Graham. He talks with moms and dads about "parent love," with inmates of a maximum-security prison about "unconditional love," with Hurricane Katrina refugees and a family who took them in, and with Japanese seniors and schoolchildren in Hiroshima Peace Park. Throughout, he enriches his dialogues with commentary on the great philosophers of love from the ancients to Rumi to Ayn Rand and Anais Nin.

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At the core of Socratic philosophy is the question of what we seek. The answer, of course, is the love that gives worth to our life. To discover contemporary responses to this time-honored question, Socrates Café author Christopher Phillips traveled to evangelist meetings, Las Vegas casinos, Hiroshima's Peace Park, maximum-security prisons, and the improvised homes of Hurricane Katrina refugees. The strategy sounds gimmicky, but Phillips redeems it with probing encounters with people who are sounding out themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393060171
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Phillips is an educator, author, and pro-democracy activist. Visit him on the Web at www.christopherphillips.com.

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Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Seleti Tuitupou More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of analyzing love of all forms and gathers wonderful insight of from a wonderful variety of sources.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago