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Diotima - The philosophy of desire

Socrates recall the teaching of the mysterious priestess Diotima which outlines a path of love.


In the Symposium Plato has Socrates recall the teaching of the mysterious priestess Diotima which outlines a path of love moving from the love of body through ever more beautiful stages until finally the lover reaches a vision of the Beautiful itself. For those who have been told that Plato is merely a dry rationalist, the power of this passage – with its clear connections to life-changing initiation and its embrace of desire as integral to human progress – may come as a surprise. Reading: Symp. 201e - 212c.


Speaker(s):

Mr Guy Wyndham-Jones | talks | www
Professor Tim Addey | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

21 March 2014 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
02073590059
http://www.newacropolisuk.org

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