by Plato, Christopher Gill (Translator, Introduction, Notes)
|Author(s):Plato, Christopher Gill (Translator, Introduction, Notes)|
|Publisher: Penguin Books|
|Published Date: 27th February, 2003|
|Total Pages: 131|
About the book The Symposium
The Symposium is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by Penguin Books on 27th February, 2003 . Plato, Christopher Gill (Translator, Introduction, Notes) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 131 number of pages.
In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society, and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates transcendence through spiritual love. The Symposium is a deft interweaving of different viewpoints and ideas about the nature of love - as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action, and as a means of ethical education. Translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Gill