Symposium

Product Number: EB00735501
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504052207
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A fascinating discussion on sex, gender, and human instincts by one of history's greatest philosophers. In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and basic human instincts. The debate precedes one great after another: Agathon, Aristodemus, Eryximachus, Pausanias, Aristophanes, and Socrates-all describing love in many possible permutations and combinations. The dialogue 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.

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Author(s): Plato
Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2018

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Author(s): Plato
Product Number Z10009984
Released: Feb 01, 2006
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629547431

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