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Catholic philosopher and apologist Peter Kreeft’s Summa Philosophica is a broad survey covering 110 of the most perennial questions in philosophy, be they in metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy or aesthetics. Kreeft uses Thomas Aquinas’ classic Summa format for each of the ten questions in the eleven categories he explores. A question is posed that can be affirmed or negated, several objections are levied against Kreeft’s position, one or more authorities are given, followed by Kreeft’s th ...more
If you are a fan of Thomas Aquinas’ theology and Aristotle’s philosophy, you will find much to like in Peter Kreeft’s Summa Philosophica. Kreeft has spent most of his adult life as a professor of philosophy at Boston College, and argues from a distinctly Catholic perspective in this book. He takes 110 common questions in philosophy (10 questions each in 11 categories) and answers in a summa format (opponent’s leading objections, short argument from authority “on the contrary”, original argument ...more
Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College, and author of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the Faith , Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Heaven , and Back to Virtue . Some consider him the best Catholic philosopher currently residing in the United States. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, ...moreMore about Peter Kreeft...