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Socrates Meets Descartes: The Father of Philosophy Analyzes the Father of Modern Philosophy’s Discourse on Method

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Ignatius 2007

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Overview

According to Peter Kreeft, Socrates and Descartes are perhaps the two most important philosophers who have ever lived, because they are the two who made the most difference to all philosophers after them. These two fathers of philosophy stand at the beginning of the two basic philosophical options: the classical and the modern. Through an imagined dialogue between Socrates and Descartes, Kreeft focuses on seven features that unite these two major philosophers and distinguish them from all others.

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Key Features

  • Presents an imagined dialogue between Socrates and Descartes
  • Focuses on seven features that unite the two major philosophers
  • Explores the traits that distinguish Socrates and Descartes from all other philosophers

Contents

  • The Meeting
  • The Main Point
  • The Beginning
  • Is Philosophy a Science?
  • Descartes’ Hidden Agenda
  • Knowledge’s Goal
  • The Search for Certainty
  • The Reason for the New Method
  • Who Can Use the New Method?
  • The Method Itself
  • Descartes’ Mathematicism
  • Descartes’ Provisional Morality
  • Step One of Descartes’ Philosophical System: Universal Doubt
  • Step Two of Descartes’ Philosophical System: ‘‘I Think, Therefore I Am’’
  • Step Three of Descartes’ Philosophical System: ‘‘What I Am’’ (Descartes’ Anthropology)
  • Step Four of Descartes’ Philosophical System: The Criterion of Truth
  • Step Five of Descartes’ Philosophical System: Proofs for God’s Existence
  • Step Six of Descartes’ Philosophical System: The Proof of the Existence of the Material World
  • Descartes and the Future of Mankind
  • Descartes’ Legacy

Product Details

  • Title: Socrates Meets Descartes: The Father of Philosophy Analyzes the Father of Modern Philosophy’s Discourse on Method
  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Series: Socratic Explorations
  • Publisher: Ignatius
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 237
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Philosophical Theology

About Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.