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Plato's Symposium.

Author: Pierre Destrée; Zina Giannopoulou
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Cambridge critical guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Plato's 'Symposium' is an exceptionally multi-layered dialogue. At once a historical document, a philosophical drama that enacts abstract ideas in an often light-hearted way, and a literary masterpiece, it has exerted an influence that goes well beyond the confines of philosophy. The essays in this volume, by leading scholars, offer detailed analyses of all parts of the work, focusing on the central and much-debated  Read more...
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Destrée, Pierre.
Plato's Symposium.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Named Person: Plato.; Plato
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Destrée; Zina Giannopoulou
ISBN: 9781316273166 1316273164
OCLC Number: 994775150
Notes: 2. Aristophanes on Human Nature.
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title ; Series information ; Title page ; Copyright information ; Table of contents ; List of Contributors ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Narrative Temporalities and Models of Desire ; 1. The Frame ; 2. The Prologue. Chapter 2 Unfamiliar Voices: Harmonizing the Non-Socratic Speeches and Plato's Psychology 1. Phaedrus and Spirited Motivations ; 2. Pausanias and Lawfulness ; 3. Eryximachus and Harmonizing Opposites ; 4. Aristophanes and the Appetites. 5. Agathon and Alcibiades: Having a Soul Fit for the Ascent Chapter 3 A Doctor's Folly: Diagnosing the Speech of Eryximachus ; 1. The Facts: A Brief Overview of the Eryximachus Scene (185e6-189c1) ; 2. Symptoms of the Serious Eryximachus ; (a) Important ; (b) Self-aware. (C) Authoritative (d) Coherent ; (e) Insightful ; 3. Definitions and Methodological Considerations ; 4. Symptoms of the Comic Eryximachus ; 4.1. Comic Context ; 4.2. Eryximachus as Imposter ; (a) Self-representation as Wise ; (b) Technical and Pedantic Use of Language. (D) Knowledge and/or Wisdom Exposed as Useless and/or Fraudulent 4.3. Eryximachus' Speech as a Parody of Medical Discourse ; 4.4 A Diagnosis ; 5. Conclusion: Eryximachus, Diotima and the Order of the Speeches ; Chapter 4 Aristophanic Tragedy ; 1. Introduction.
Series Title: Cambridge critical guides.

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A comprehensive and incisive treatment of this multi-layered dialogue and its main critical issues, focusing on the central theme of eros.  Read more...

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