Socrates Meets Marx: The Father of Philosophy Cross-examines the Founder of Communism : a Socratic Dialogue on The Communist Manifesto

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Ignatius Press, 2003 - Religion - 201 pages
Utilizing the dialogue format that the Greek philosopher made famous, Kreeft presents the latest in his series of small books on philosophy. In a unique and compelling take on the philosophies of the modern world, Kreeft pits the ancient Greek philosopher against the founder of Communism. Humorous, frank, and insightful, this book challenges the reader to step in and take hold of what is right and to cast away what is wrong. Topics covered include such varied subjects as private property, the individual, the "Three Philosophies of Man," women, individualism, and more. A wonderful introduction to philosophy for the neophyte, and a joy for the experienced student.
 

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Contents

The I
9
The Comprehensive Claim of Marxism
20
The Beginning Is All History Oppression?
28
The Present Time Can Human Nature Change?
46
Do Saints Refute Communism?
60
The Question of Freedom
65
What Has Capitalism Wrought?
77
What Has Communism Wrought?
89
Can Human Nature Be Changed?
141
Communist Culture An Oxymoron?
147
The Family
150
Education
155
Women
161
Nations
171
Three Philosophies of Man
174
Materialism
181

Is Communism Predestination?
95
Private Property
105
Objections to Communism
124
Individuality
133
The Steps to Communism
189
Acknowledgment
201
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