New Skins for Old Wine
Plato's Wisdom for Today's World
by Stephen C. Lovatt
- Number of Pages: 466
- ISBN-10: 1581129602
- ISBN-13: 9781581129601
- Publisher: Universal-Publishers
- Year: 2007
Philosophy, & Theology,
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Most books of spirituality are far removed from intellectual
rigor, and most books of philosophy are as dry as old bones.
This volume seeks to bridge the gap. The author invites
his readers to view the modern world through philosophical
eyes as he relates Plato's words to issues such as friendship, human -rights, education, sexuality, bio-ethics and politics.
Plato's words are quoted throughout the text; along with
those of other thinkers such as Origen, Aquinas, King
Charles I of England, Neitzche, Popper, Benedict XVI, and
even Voldemort - the villain of the Harry Potter books.
About The Author
Stephen Lovatt obtained a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1976. After a career in
the electronics industry, he returned
to academic studies at Bristol University, where he carried out research in scattering theory and relativistic quantum mechanics. He received his PhD in 1993. He then conducted post-doctoral research in Density Functional Theory and the
physics of semiconductor devices.
In 2002 he began two years of teacher training, after
which he was appointed a lecturer at the Army School of
Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering. At the time of
writing, he works as an electronics engineer in Hampshire.