Philosophy 101 By Socrates

Philosophy 101 By Socrates

An Introduction to Philosophy via Plato's Apology

by Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Trade Paperback, 148 pages
Current Retail Price: $11.95
Not in stock

The popular author and Boston College philosophy professor, Peter Kreeft, presents this introduction to philosophy to help beginners not only to understand philosophy but to fall in love with it. In his forty years of teaching philosophy, Kreeft says the most effective way to accomplish this purpose is to read Socrates.

Philosophy means "the love of wisdom". Kreeft uses the dialogues of Socrates in this book to help the reader grow in that love of wisdom. He says that no master of the art of philosophizing has ever been more simple, clear, and accessible to beginners as Socrates. He focuses on Plato's dialogues, the Apology of Socrates, as a model partner for the reader to dialogue with. Kreeft calls it "the Magna Charta of philosophy", a timeless classic that is "a portable classroom".

Table of Contents:

    An Introduction to Socrates
    An Introduction to Philosophy
    An Introduction to This Book

  1. The Apology of Socrates: Philosophy Defended
  2. From the Euthyphro: Philosophy Exemplified
  3. From the Phaedo: Philosophy Martyred

Did you find this review helpful?
Related Categories
Recommended for...