Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment : On Plato's Symposium

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Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment : On Plato's Symposium

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Author Steven Berg offers an interpretation of Plato’s Symposium wherein all the speakers at the banquet - with the exception of Socrates - not only offer their views on the nature of love, but represent Athens and the Athenian enlightenment. Accordingly, Socrates' speech, taken in relation to the speeches that precede it, is shown to articulate the relation between Socrates and the Athenian enlightenment, to expose the limitations of that enlightenment, and therefore finally to bring to light the irresolvable tension between Socrates and his philosophy and the city of Athens even at her most enlightened.

Department

Philosophy

ISBN

9781438430171

Publication Date

2010

Embargo Period

8-19-2016

Publisher

State University of New York Press

City

Albany

Keywords

Plato, Symposium, Eros, Love, Socrates

Disciplines

Ancient Philosophy | Philosophy | Poetry

Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment : On Plato's Symposium
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