Cover of: Symposium and Phaedrus | Plato

About the Book

In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love. The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love - as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action, and as a means of ethical education.

Edition Notes

Translated by Benjamin Jowett.

Series
Dover thrift editions
Genre
Early works to 1800.
Other Titles
Symposium., Phaedrus.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
184
Library of Congress
B385.A5 J67 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
92 p. ;
Number of pages
92

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1424859M
Internet Archive
symposiumphaedru00plat
ISBN 10
0486277984
LC Control Number
93035810
OCLC/WorldCat
28962373
Library Thing
37406
Goodreads
752937
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