Cover of: Plato's Symposium | 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

Series
The library of liberal arts -- 4

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
888.4
Library of Congress
B385 .J68 1956

The Physical Object

Pagination
64 p. ;
Number of pages
64

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24216822M
Internet Archive
platossymposium00plat
OCLC/WorldCat
9497072
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