Socrates' Daimonic Art: Love for Wisdom in Four Platonic Dialogues

Socrates' Daimonic Art: Love for Wisdom in Four Platonic Dialogues


regardless of expanding curiosity within the determine of Socrates and in love in historical Greece, no contemporary monograph experiences those subject matters in all 4 of Plato's dialogues on love and friendship. This publication presents vital new insights into those matters by way of interpreting Plato's characterization of Socrates in Symposium, Phaedrus, Lysis and the usually ignored Alcibiades I. It specializes in the explicit ways that the thinker searches for knowledge along with his younger interlocutors, utilizing an paintings that's 'erotic', no longer in a narrowly sexual feel, yet since it stocks features attributed to the daimon Eros in Symposium. In all 4 dialogues, Socrates' paintings allows him, like Eros, to look for the sweetness and knowledge he acknowledges that he lacks and to aid others search those comparable items of eros. Belfiore examines the dialogues as either philosophical and dramatic works, and considers many connections with Greek tradition, together with poetry and theater.

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