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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/9780198267669.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

There are two main claims that this book tries to defend. One is that the correct way to understand the ancient tradition concerning Eros is to see love as inexplicable, in the way suggested by the ... More


The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Tilo Schabert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Whereas human beings have their first birth in the beginning of their bodily existence, only their second birth, in which their political existence and their relation to a government begin, makes ... More


In Eros

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As Plato shows most lucidly, Eros both arises out of the opposition of things and is also the force that brings things together. But alongside the sociable Eros, there is also the force of ... More


Golden Codger and Siren: Yeats and Edith Shackleton Heald

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats extended his last, yearning grasp for the Muse toward Edith Shackleton Heald, whose Siren's evocation of the twin impulses of Eros and Thanatos propelled him to pursue sexual desire for the ... More


The Virtue of (Erotic) Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I suggest that erotic love is (or can be) a virtue. I contest both the cynicism and the vacuousness in much of the love literature. I argue that love is a historical emotion, involving a great deal ... More


Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Catherine Osborne

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Few books on love can claim to make significant contributions to our understanding both of ancient views on Eros and its place in the Christian tradition. On the basis of a new and sympathetic ... More


The Erotic Ontology of Cyberspace

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How does the metaphysical laboratory fit into human inquiry as a whole? What status do electronic worlds have within the entire range of human experience? What perils haunt the metaphysical origins ... More


The Bow in the Clouds

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/9780198267669.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter focuses on the role played by love in particular texts: who the lover is, who the beloved, why they love, and what that means about their relationship. If the love between God and ... More


Arrows, Eros, Agape

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/9780198267669.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In the prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, Origen raises the question of how far and in what context we might be justified in using the language of Eros to describe the relationship ... 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


Philanthropia, God’s Love for Mankind in Origen

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/9780198267669.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter turns to a third route of enquiry and asks whether it is really correct to say that Origen has very little to say about love that is directed from God towards humankind. It argues that ... More


Dionysius the Areopagite’s Divine Names and the Meaning of ‘God is Love’

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/9780198267669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It is nothing new to have much to say about the love of God, but there remains something very different about twentieth-century talk of the love of God that marks it out from both Eastern and Western ... More


Eros

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Eros is an intrinsically excellent as well as beneficial form of love that deserves a place in our conception of God's love and in our ideal of human love. As Eros is ... More


The Next Principle’ The Next Principle’ Metaphysics A 3–4, 984b8–985b22

Gâbor Betegh

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the way Aristotle describes in A 3–4 (984b8–985a29) the reasons and motivations, which, on his interpretation, lead his predecessors to introduce a new type of principle that ... More


Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Paul Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Meeting Place asks what are the conditions of sociability in a globalized world. It argues that the social sciences take communication for granted and for this reason overlook the obstacles to ... More


Female Victims of War: The Troades

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Euripides's female victims of war in Troades. The dispossession of the self is a physical and graphic reality for captured slaves and raped queens in Euripides's poetics, for ... More


Introduction

Stanley Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains excerpts from a book-length project tentatively titled “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left.” The book’s central argument is that our ... More


Sapphic and Platonic Erotics

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reviews the aspects of Plato and Sappho's reflections on love, pointing to similarities and differences between their visions of Eros. Love is a lacking and a reaching for more that ... More


Thirdings

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Like Claddings (above), this chapter places the discourse of The Meeting Place in the context of other related work. The performative space constitutive of an encounter that will furnish a durable ... More


Rendezvous

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The three previous chapters constitute the introduction to The Meeting Place. Illustrating the description of the book in the previous chapter, this chapter plunges the reader into the midst of an ... More


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