Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion

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Is abortion a woman's right?

When does human life begin?

Should we legislate morality?

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 ...

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Overview

Is abortion a woman's right?

When does human life begin?

Should we legislate morality?

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877848103
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1983
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 550,811
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

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 The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.
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Table of Contents

Dialog One: Socrates in an Abortion Clinic
Dialog Two: Socrates at a Philosophy Convention
Dialog Three: Socrates in a Psychiatric Ward
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2000

    Uncovers the real issue under all the rhetoric

    Peter Kreeft has the ability to take a complicated subject, approach it rationally, and break it down into it's essential elements all the while writing in an informal, yet reverent style. In this book, Kreeft slices and dices all the standard pro abortion arguments and shows how none of them hold water. All arguments lead back to one essential question: is the fetus human or not? Your answer to this question determines whether you will be pro abortion or pro life. He shows how all other arguments dissolve into this one essential one. Anyone who is rabidly pro abortion and completely close-minded will slam this book. However, if you are on the fence and have an open mind Kreeft leads you through an incredible journey of self-discovery as he explores the subject of abortion and your opinions and attitudes towards it. He shows how most of us have just absorbed the pro abortion arguments without ever actually reasoning them through to determine if they are valid or not. Whether you come away from this book pro abortion or pro life it certainly makes you explore the validity of your opinions to see if they are actually supportable rather than just blindly accepting them as most people do.

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