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Preview — Socrates Meets Sartre by Peter Kreeft
Socrates Meets Sartre: The Father Of Philosophy Meets The Founder of Existentialism
This book is one of a series of Socratic explorations of some of the Great Books. The books in this series are intended to be short, clear, and non-technical, thus fully understandable by beginners. Through such Socratic dialogues, Peter Kreeft introduces (or reviews) the basic questions in the fundamental divisions of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, e...more
Kreeft is a Catholic theologian and philosopher, so he is writing about a philosophy that is at odds with his own. Unfortunately, he frequently puts ad hominem criticisms into the mouth of Socrates in his imagined dialogue between the two philosophers. On the first page, Kreeft says Sar ...more
However, unlike Plato's Socrates's which relies on almost entirely on logic Kreeft's Socrates often relies on popular opinion and personal attac ...more