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Classical Varieties

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence is associated with both Pythagoras and Orpheus, however. Plato is the most important classical source for ideas about pre-existence, writing about it in Phaedo, Meno, Phaedrus, Republic, ... More


Marriage

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The creation of a white-collar class in America brought with it changes in demographic patterns, particularly where romance was concerned. No longer largely economic, marriage became increasingly ... More


The seductions of Hesiod: Pandora's presence in Plato's Symposium

Vered Lev Kenaan

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that, in the Symposium, Plato not only recalls Hesiodic passages and motifs at important moments in the dialogue, but founds his portrayal of Socrates on Hesiod's Pandora. The ... More


Plato: Fallacy and Logic

Joshua Landy

in How to Do Things with Fictions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Plato’s character Socrates is clearly a sophisticated logician. Why then does he fall, at times, into the most elementary fallacies? It is, this chapter proposes, because the end goal for Plato is ... 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


“Choices on Our Conscience”: The Inauguration of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey

in Observing Bioethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365559
eISBN:
9780199851881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365559.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The symposium “Choices on Our Conscience” was more than just an inaugural event for the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and Bioethics. It was said to be “a ... 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


‘The Will to Power’ and ‘Thirst’

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism: A Study in Nihilism and Ironic Affinities

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238652
eISBN:
9780191679711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the Will to Power, Nietzsche envisages the cosmos as ‘a monster of energy, without beginning, without end,…a creating and destroying play of forces,…an eternal becoming that must return ... 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


Individual Good and Deliberative Conflict through the Time of Plato

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Before Plato there are ample cases in which Greek poets, philosophers, and politicians recognize the possibility that individual and social good can conflict. Nor does Plato think that a full ... More


The Fine and the Beautiful

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Considers the role Plato assigns to beauty, and whether for him beauty is connected with what we now call ‘aesthetic pleasure’. The Greek kalon, often translated as ‘beautiful’, can also be rendered ... More


Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Vivienne J. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of great empires. Leadership is his main ... More


The Passionate Life

Robert C. Solomon

in The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165401
eISBN:
9780199870103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165403.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The most virtuous life need not be the life of calm tranquility, peace of mind, and merely intellectual contemplation. There is also a good life to be had that is defined by emotions, by impassioned ... More


Kinds of Hymn

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

That Aristotle borrowed the standard form for lyric hymns is shown through an analysis of Ariphron’s song in praise of Health, which is classified as a kind of hymn, a “paean,” in our sources. The ... More


Dirty Dancing: Xenophon’s Symposium

Victoria Wohl

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter centres on Xenophon's Symposium and the significance of dance within the dialogue. Beginning with a discussion of dancing, pleasure, and paideia in Plato's Laws, it suggests that ... More


Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Morris Beja and Anne Fogarty (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

June 16, 2004, was the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the day that James Joyce's novel Ulysses takes place. To celebrate the occasion, thousands took to the streets in Dublin, following in the ... More


“Eumaeus” Redux

Karen R. Lawrence

in Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034775
eISBN:
9780813038612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Eumaeus' Redux,” a second examination of the “Eumaeus” chapter of Ulysses produced a different, though not incompatible, reading from the one in The Odyssey of Style. Presented as a plenary talk at ... More


“Twenty Pockets Arent Enough For Their Lies”: Pocketed Objects as Props of Bloom’s Masculinity in Ulysses

Karen R. Lawrence

in Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034775
eISBN:
9780813038612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034775.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Twenty Pockets,” delivered at the International James Joyce Symposium in Rome in 1998, “picks” Bloom's pockets: it analyzes the way the male suit helps Bloom consolidate his bourgeois masculine ... More


The Philosopher’s Love

Shadi Bartsch

in Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What healthy vegetables and rich meatstuffs are to Persius’ metaphorical division of poetry into good and bad, friendship and sexuality are to his discussion of pedagogy as itself morally charged for ... More


Conclusion

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/9780748623679.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Philosophy is the love of wisdom. Love is an incompletion. The Symposium is structured as a series of stories or speeches about love and philosophy. It determines a connection between love and ... More


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