Conversations with Socrates and Plato

08/07/19 | By Sarah-Beth Watkins

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An imaginary, extended dialogue with Plato, Socrates, Spinoza and William James presents philosophical ideas that have never been more relevant for Western civilization.

Neal K. Grossman discusses how a post-materialist social order can solve the challenges of modern life, and insure our survival.

What happens when Plato and Socrates have an extended chat with a contemporary philosopher about things that matter - the nature of our mind, sexuality, child-rearing, life and death, the hereafter, and dozens of other issues that perplex all of us? I know of nothing comparable to philosopher Neal Grossman’s remarkable book. "Conversations with Socrates and Plato" is spiced with wisdom, wit and humor on every page. It presents a perspective of life and social conduct in which consciousness is fundamental, not derived from the atoms and molecules of our physical brain, and in which a deep unity and connectedness between people are factual. To see why these majestic views are valid, and what difference they can make in your life, buckle up and jump in!

Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: Why Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

Conversations with Socrates and Plato by Neal Grossman is original in style and substance. Grossman has authored a book-length dialogue between himself and Socrates, Plato, Spinoza, and William James. With this cast of characters, we are taken through spirited discussions of basic aspects of social reality: reason, language, emotion, love, friendship, sexuality, beauty, inspiration, all this culminating in a fresh and daring consideration of old age and death. The key to the importance and great value of this book lies in the subtitle. A social order that is “post-materialist” must also be post-consumerist, post-capitalist, and post-militarist. So this is a book about a necessary revolution of consciousness, and deserves to be widely read.

Michael Grosso, Ph.D., author of The Final Choice: Death or Transcendence


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