Plato S Symposium

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Philosophy

 

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Andre P

 

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March 14, 2016

 

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University

 

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The complex framing devices set up by Plato at the beginning of the dialogue are meant in part to suggest the fictionality of the account. The symposium is one of the foundational documents of Western culture and arguably the most profound analysis and celebration of love in the history of philosophy...
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It is also the most lavishly literary of Plato’s dialogues – a genius prose performance in which the author, like playful maestro, shows off an entire repertoire of characters, ideas, contrasting viewpoints, and iridescent styles. Its main action consists of three ‘agons’ - Phaedrus vs. Pausanias; Erixymachus vs...
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