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Symposium (Great Ideas Series) by Plato - Paperback - 1st Thus - 2006 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 12981)

Symposium (Great Ideas Series)

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Symposium (Great Ideas Series)

by Plato

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ISBN 13
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E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Penguin Group USA, 2006. First printing of this edition with cover design by David Pearson. Contains the Symposium and The Allegory of the Cave (from the Republic). Translated by Christopher Gill and Desmond Lee. Unread, as new. 108 pp.. 1st Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Fine.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller Inventory #
12981
Title
Symposium (Great Ideas Series)
Author
Plato
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Thus
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0143037536
ISBN 13
9780143037538
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Place of Publication
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Date published
2006
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