The Symposium

  • Plato
  • Author:  Plato
  • Collection:  "Sources" Collection
  • Year: 14-09-2015
  • Translator from Ancient Greek: Georgi Gochev
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1590-01
  • SKU: 16.0145
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-682-6
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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.

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Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely cons... Read more

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Tags: Ancient Philosophy

Year 14-09-2015
Translator from Ancient Greek: Georgi Gochev
Pages 128
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.2 kg
Collection Колекция "Извори"
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Ancient Philosophy
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