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The Symposium (Penguin Classics)

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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.

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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.

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Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Christopher Gill.

About the Author

Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

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The Symposium Preface

Introduction

The Symposium

Notes

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449273
Translator:
Gill, Christopher
Introduction:
Gill, Christopher
Translator:
Gill, Christopher
Introduction by:
Gill, Christopher
Introduction:
Gill, Christopher
Author:
Plato
Author:
Gill, Christopher
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Socrates
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.77x5.10x.35 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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