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Socrates' Children Special Edition Box Set

Socrates' Children Special Edition Box Set

An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers

by Peter Kreeft

Illustrated by Peter Voth

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Peter Kreeft, esteemed philosophy professor and author of over eighty books, has taught college philosophy for sixty years. Throughout those decades, he yearned for a beginner's philosophy text that was clear, accessible, enjoyable, and exciting (perhaps even funny). Finding none that met those criteria, he eventually decided to write it himself.

In this special edition four-volume box set, Kreeft delivers, with his characteristic wit and clarity, an introduction to philosophy via the hundred greatest philosophers of all time. Socrates’ Children examines the big ideas of four major eras—ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary—and immerses the reader in the “great conversation,” the ongoing dialogue among the great thinkers of history, including the most influential philosopher of all: Socrates, the father of Western philosophy. 

 

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Socrates' Children Volume I: Ancient Philosophers

An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers

by Peter Kreeft

Illustrated by Peter Voth

Volume I: Ancient Philosophers investigates the foundations of philosophy laid by the ancient sages, Greeks, and Romans and introduces the philosophers who asked the first great philosophical questions―about good and evil; truth and falsehood; wisdom, beauty, and love; and the self, the world, and God.

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-008-1
Binding: Paperback
Page count: 216
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Language: English
Release date: Feb 27, 2023
Thickness: 0.62
Socrates' Children Volume I: Ancient Philosophers

Socrates' Children Volume II: Medieval Philosophers

An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers

by Peter Kreeft

Illustrated by Peter Voth

Volume II: Medieval Philosophers studies the transformation of philosophy that came about due to an unprecedented figure―Jesus Christ―and considers the philosophers of the great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as they sought to marry the Greek philosophical tradition with divine revelation.

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-011-1
Binding: Paperback
Page count: 168
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Language: English
Release date: Feb 27, 2023
Thickness: 0.49
Socrates' Children Volume II: Medieval Philosophers

Socrates' Children Volume III: Modern Philosophers

An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers

by Peter Kreeft

Illustrated by Peter Voth

Volume III: Modern Philosophers explores a philosophical world caught up in the spirit of the Enlightenment―a time of both scientific discovery and social upheaval―and examines the philosophers who sought above all to answer the great questions of epistemology and politics: What is knowledge? How can we be certain? What is society? What is its greatest good?

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-007-4
Binding: Paperback
Page count: 304
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Language: English
Release date: Feb 27, 2023
Thickness: 0.86
Socrates' Children Volume III: Modern Philosophers

Socrates' Children Volume IV: Contemporary Philosophers

An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers

by Peter Kreeft

Illustrated by Peter Voth

Volume IV: Contemporary Philosophers surveys the great philosophers of the last two hundred years and observes the splintering of philosophy into a wide array of philosophical enterprises. Some, unhinged from the past, rebel against the very endeavor of philosophy, but others, seeking to revitalize ancient conversations, return to and renew the deepest questions of meaning, happiness, and the human person.

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-008-1
Binding: Paperback
Page count: 384
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Language: English
Release date: Feb 27, 2023
Thickness: 1.09
Socrates' Children Volume IV: Contemporary Philosophers

Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and the author of almost one hundred books. His many bestsellers cover a vast array of topics in spirituality, theology, and philosophy. They include Making Sense of Suffering, Because God Is Real, Angels and Demons, Heaven: The Heart’s Deepest Longing, Summa of the Summa, Christianity for Modern Pagans, and How to Destroy Western Civilization.