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Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide - Destree, Pierre (Editor), and Giannopoulou, Zina (Editor)
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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 At once a historical document, a philosophical drama that enacts abstract ideas in an often light-hearted way, and a literary masterpiece, it has exerted an influence that goes well beyond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 theme of eros or 'human desire' - which can refer both to physical desire or desire for happiness. They reveal ...

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Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide 2019, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107525696

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Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107110052

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