Synopses & Reviews
Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium
deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus
discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental emotion. Jowett translation.
Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love. Jowett translation.
About the Author
Plato ranks among the most familiar ancient philosophers, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle. In addition to writing philosophical dialogues — used to teach logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion, and mathematics as well as philosophy — he founded Athens' Academy, the Western world's first institution of higher learning.