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Socrates Meets Marx: The Father of Philosophy Cross-Examines the Founder of Communism
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Socrates Meets Marx: The Father of Philosophy Cross-Examines the Founder of Communism


Ignatius 2003

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In a unique and compelling take on the philosophies of Marx and Socrates. Peter Kreeft pits the ancient Greek philosopher against the founder of Communism. Among the various topics discussed are private property, the individual, the “three philosophies of man”, individualism, and more. This is a wonderful introduction for the uninitiated, and a joy for the experienced student.

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Key Features

  • Pits the ancient Greek philosopher against the founder of Communism
  • Presents a ficitional dialogue between Socrates and Marx
  • Provides a wonderful introduction for the uninitiated


  • The “I”
  • The Comprehensive Claim of Marxism
  • The Beginning: Is All History Oppression?
  • The Present Time: Can Human Nature Change?
  • Do Saints Refute Communism?
  • The Question of Freedom
  • What Has Capitalism Wrought?
  • What Has Communism Wrought?
  • Is Communism Predestination?
  • Private Property
  • Objections to Communism
  • Individuality
  • Can Human Nature Be Changed?
  • Communist Culture: An Oxymoron?
  • The Family
  • Education
  • Women
  • Nations
  • Three Philosophies of Man
  • Materialism
  • The Steps to Communism

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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.