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The art of soul life: Pysche and Eros

The third of a series entitled "Three Lectures on the Soul in the Platonic Tradition"


These three linked lectures explore the insights of the philosophers of the Platonic tradition concerning the human soul. This third lecture will look at the response of the wise men and women of the Platonic tradition to the view that the soul is immortal and has a path to follow which embraces the inner and outer worlds, the heights and depths of the universe. We will consider philosophy as the love of wisdom, and its consequent development of arete – or the excellences of the soul – together with the “greatest discipline”, the pursuit of the Good. We will also explore the path of love, and the discovery of Beauty as outlined by Diotima in the Symposium; the “the life of the Gods” as described in the writings of Iamblichus and Proclus; and the kindling of the “fire which nourishes itself” as Plato puts it in his Seventh Letter.


Speaker(s):

Professor Tim Addey | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

8 June 2010 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

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

The Prometheus Trust
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Tickets:

£5 (£3 concessions)

Available from:

The Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

After the lecture there will be an hour available for questions and discussion.

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