The Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion, By Peter Kreeft

The Unaborted Socrates

A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion

by Peter Kreeft

The Unaborted Socrates
  • Length: 155 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: July 13, 1983
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0810
  • ISBN: 9780877848103

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Is abortion a woman's right?
When does human life begin?
Should we legislate morality?

What would happen if the Socrates of old suddenly appeared in modern Athens? Peter Kreeft imagines the dialog that might ensue with three worthy opponents--a doctor, a philosopher and a psychologist--about the arguments surrounding abortion. Kreeft uses Socratic technique to strip away the emotional issues and get to the heart of the rational objections to abortion. Logic joins humor as Socrates challenges the standard rhetoric and passion of the contemporary debate.


Dialog One: Socrates in an Abortion Clinic
Dialog Two: Socrates at a Philosophy Convention
Dialog Three: Socrates in a Psychiatric Ward


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Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries, and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War, and Handbook of Christian Apologetics (with Ronald Tacelli).