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Conclusion

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin's biography, his figurative life, may be better known than his poems. He is syntactically difficult sometimes too, and moves in his poetic thinking through unapparent connections. ... More


Socrates' Speech: The Nature of Erōs

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with Socrates' account of the nature of eros. The first part of the chapter explores Socrates' account of eros as an intermediate psychological state. The desire for beautiful and ... More


Eros, the Socratic Spirit: Inside and Outside the Symposium

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The contrast between Plotinus and Plato shows us something about what is important in the account of love in the Symposium. Diotima had diverted our attention from an explanation of love in terms of ... More


Love in the Symposium

A. W. Price

in Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248996
eISBN:
9780191681172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

For Socrates, love is for possessing the good oneself for ever or for the good to belong to oneself always. In effect, his statement is more of a statement of the final goal of all desire. Beauty as ... More


From Beauty to Goodness

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of beauty and goodness and the relationship between them in part by exploring Diotima’s speech in the Symposium. It argues that her account of “begetting in beauty” ... More


A Sadean Community

Jacques Lezra

in Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers three ways one might seek to describe a class of material concepts (that is, to define “terror” in this sense), in such a way that they can become an ... More


Flesh in Confession: Alcibiades Beside Augustine

Mark D. Jordan

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Benjamin Jowett, in his rendering of the Symposium, concedes the obvious as a condemnation: “It is impossible to deny that some of the best and greatest of the Greeks ... More


For the Love of God: The Death of Desire and the Gift of Life

Mario Costa

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter deals with the desire for God and formulates the problem of desire, and in doing so challenge those theories that privilege lack and death, as well as the ... More


Eros, Woundedness, and Creativity in Plato’s Symposium

Marina Berzins McCoy

in Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672783
eISBN:
9780191757327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter five examines the links between eros and vulnerability. Against those who read the Symposium’s ‘ladder of love’ as a move away from loving the ordinary and imperfect, I advocate an ... More


The Europe of María Zambrano

Massimo Cacciari

Alessandro Carrera (ed.)

in Europe and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267163
eISBN:
9780823274840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

María Zambrano was a Spanish philosopher who studied with José Ortega y Gasset and spent most of her life in exile from Franco’s fascist regime. The essence and destiny of Europe was central to her ... More


Leo Strauss’s Nietzsche

Robert B. Pippin

in Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

References to Nietzsche in Strauss’s work take two inter-connected forms. First, Strauss praises Nietzsche as a diagnostician. Nietzsche, he believes, has understood the crisis of our times, ... More


Poetic Daughters

Barbara Weiden Boyd

in Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680046
eISBN:
9780190680077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680046.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 considers the evidence for a tradition of personification that identifies the Iliad and Odyssey as Homer’s daughters. This personification, likely a product of the Hellenistic age, is known ... More


Introduction: The Sublime Freedom of the Ancients: Beauvoir, Cixous, and Duras on Gender, the Erotic, and Transcendence

Paul Allen Miller

in Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199640201
eISBN:
9780191811470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640201.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sketches a trajectory stretching from Simone de Beauvoir to Marguerite Duras, as mediated by Diotima’s speech in Plato’s Symposium. These texts stand as tokens for the intricate set of ... More


The Dark Continent: Luce Irigaray, the Cave, and the History of Western Metaphysics

Paul Allen Miller

in Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199640201
eISBN:
9780191811470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640201.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Luce Irigaray’s reading of Plato in a variety of contexts. Each of these contexts is described within its own section. Those sections, while building on each other, function as ... More


Coda: All You Need Is…

Sheridan Hough

in Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739999
eISBN:
9780191802898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739999.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

Love is a visceral, salient aspect of de silentio’s tax collector. The connections to Plato’s Symposium are explored, and the lesson of Diotima—that Eros is need, not sterile perfection—are of use in ... More


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