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The Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth & the Good Life
     

The Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth & the Good Life

by Peter Kreeft
 

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ISBN-10: 0877849226

ISBN-13: 9780877849223

Pub. Date: 07/12/1984

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877849223
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
07/12/1984
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
905,952
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword by Anytus of AthensI. Socrates and Peter Pragma
1. On Education and E.T.
2. On Liberal Education and Careers
3. On Technology and Inchworms
4. On Artificial Intelligence and College Presidents
5. On Superstition and Santa Claus
6. On Success and the Greatest GoodII. Socrates and Felicia Flake
7. On Pot and Happiness
8. On Rock . . . . and Music
9. On Sex and Love
10. On Sexism and Pop Psychology
11. On Communism and Capitalism
Interlude before Felicia's Oxford Tutorial
12. On Objective Values
Postscript

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