Cover of: The 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

Originally published: Penguin Books, UK, 2005.

Series
Penguin Books great ideas, Great ideas

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
184
Library of Congress
B385.A5 G5513 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
107 p. ;
Number of pages
107

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22656811M
Internet Archive
symposium00plat_0
ISBN 10
0143037536
ISBN 13
9780143037538
LC Control Number
2006043510
Library Thing
9869
Goodreads
96987
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