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Lovesickness and Neoplatonism

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which the discourse of Platonic love and erotic melancholy advance different ideas about sexuality within amorous relationships and promote incompatible gender power ... More


Trying Greek Love: Oscar Wilde and E. M. Forster's Maurice

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapters one to three examined serious scholarly attempts to historicize ancient Greek pederasty. The historicisms of the German and British universities, however, produced graduates who developed ... More


Love and Friendship

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses love and friendship. It provides explanation of love that is directly targeted on a particular person and sets aside the love of inanimate objects, of God, of humanity in ... More


From Amor hereos to Love-Melancholy: A Medico-Literary History

in The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In De amore, Marsilio Ficino's seventh and final speech, considers the kind of love that is the “opposite” of Socratic love, a form of insanity rather than the “divine madness” praised by Plato as a ... More


What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Platonic Love?

Daniel Boyarin

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/9780823226351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his celebrated study of Christian love, Anders Nygren identifies the emergence of heresy with the perversion of agape. In Plato's Symposium, the term “heavenly Eros” ... More


Platonic Communion and ‘An Unfinished Romance’ in Gaston de Latour

Adam Lee

in The Platonism of Walter Pater: Embodied Equity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198848530
eISBN:
9780191882944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848530.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the Platonism in Pater’s Gaston de Latour, which began publication in monthly instalments in 1888. Like Marius, Gaston is set in a time of religious turmoil—the religious wars ... More


Untangling Eros: Toward an Ethic of Sensuality

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter draws on recent reinterpretations of Plato's Symposium to argue for a contemporary critical reappropriation of Platonic erotic love of less powerful persons, minus its androcentrism and ... More


The Revelation of Plato and Platonism and the Authority of Affinity

Adam Lee

in The Platonism of Walter Pater: Embodied Equity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198848530
eISBN:
9780191882944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848530.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the momentum of Platonic themes in essays leading up to Plato and Platonism (1893) and explores the book as a revelation of Pater’s lifelong philosophy informing his work. The ... More


Introduction: Love, Sex, Politics

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

The Introduction explores the idea of a supposed ‘unrationalized coexistence’ of competing sexual and political mores under the Restoration, some holdovers from the Ancien Régime, others peculiar to ... More


The Platonism of Walter Pater: Embodied Equity

Adam Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198848530
eISBN:
9780191882944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848530.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines Walter Pater’s deep engagement with Platonism throughout his career, as a teacher of Plato in Oxford’s Literae Humaniores, from his earliest known essay, ‘Diaphaneitè’ (1864), to ... More


The Imagery of Erôs in Plato’s Phaedrus

Douglas Cairns

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the debts owed by the account of erôs in the speeches of Socrates in Plato's Phaedrus to earlier (chiefly poetic) models of the concept. Three main points are made: (i) the use ... More


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