The Best Things in Life


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Foreword by Anytus of Athens

I. Socrates and Peter Pragma
1. On Education and E.T.
2. On Liberal Education and Careers
3. On Technology and Inchworms
4. On Artificial Intelligence and College Presidents
5. On Superstition and Santa Claus
6. On Success and the Greatest Good

II. Socrates and Felicia Flake
7. On Pot and Happiness
8. On Rock . . . . and Music
9. On Sex and Love
10. On Sexism and Pop Psychology
11. On Communism and Capitalism
Interlude before Felicia's Oxford Tutorial
12. On Objective Values


About the Author

Peter J. 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).


"Kreeft has succeeded admirably in his revival of Socrates. . . . Kreeft's Socrates [is] recognizably the gadfly moralist, irreverent and reverent about just the right things." -- The Reformed Journal

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