Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kreeft, 2002. Chapter 1, “From Hemlock to Have It”

Chapter 1, “From Hemlock to Have It” (Loc. 96)

Socrates awakens in the basement of a library at Have It University, 1987. He looks for those who were with him at his death. In an interchange with the janitor he questions whether he is in the Isles of the Blest. He then finds he is in a library. After some investigation he finds a registration slip indicating he is enrolled in the divinity school.

Socrates’ discussion partner, the library janitor, suggests he go about his philosophical inquiries but not ask too many questions. Socrates agrees this was problematic before. They part, allowing the janitor to do his cleaning and Socrates to pursue his answers.

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