Plato on Love

Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844062
Format: PDF, ePub
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Plato's works on love—Symposium, Phaedrus, Lysis, and Alciabiades in their entirety, with relevant selections from Republic and Laws—with an introductory essay by C. D. C. Reeve.

The Prudence of Love

Author: Eric J. Silverman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739139301
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Prudence of Love focuses upon the intersection of philosophical, theological, and psychological issues related to love. Eric Silverman defends an account of love derived from the views of Thomas Aquinas and argues that love provides numerous psychological and relational benefits that increase the lover's happiness. Furthermore, he argues that love is beneficial according to all major contemporary accounts of happiness.

Philosophy of Love

Author: Irving Singer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262261162
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 1984, Irving Singer published the first volume of what would become a classic and much acclaimed trilogy on love. Trained as an analytical philosopher, Singer first approached his subject with the tools of current philosophical methodology. Dissatisfied by the initial results (finding the chapters he had written "just dreary and unproductive of anything"), he turned to the history of ideas in philosophy and the arts for inspiration. He discovered an immensity of speculation and artistic practice that reached wholly beyond the parameters he had been trained to consider truly philosophical. In his three-volume work The Nature of Love, Singer tried to make sense of this historical progression within a framework that reflected his precise distinction-making and analytical background. In this new book, he maps the trajectory of his thinking on love. It is a "partial" summing-up of a lifework: partial because it expresses the author's still unfolding views, because it is a recapitulation of many published pages, because love -- like any subject of that magnitude -- resists a neatly comprehensive, all-inclusive formulation. Adopting an informal, even conversational, tone, Singer discusses, among other topics, the history of romantic love, the Platonic ideal, courtly and nineteenth-century Romantic love; the nature of passion; the concept of merging (and his critique of it); ideas about love in Freud, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Dewey, Santayana, Sartre, and other writers; and love in relation to democracy, existentialism, creativity, and the possible future of scientific investigation. Singer's writing on love embodies what he has learned as a contemporary philosopher, studying other authors in the field and "trying to get a little further." This book continues his trailblazing explorations.

Philosophies of Love

Author: David L. Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461640806
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Other Selves

Author: Michael Pakaluk
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201132
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Philosophy of erotic love

Author: Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Wisdom from the world's best thinkers, past and present, on the subject of love. Includes selections from: Plato, Shakespeare, Milton, Spinoza, Hegel, Freud, Jung, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, D. H. Lawrence, Emma Goldman, and more.

Phaedrus

Author: Plato
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 163209794X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Phaedrus", by Plato, is a discussion between Socrates, and Phaedrus as Socrates is in prison awaiting execution.

Plato s Socrates as Educator

Author: Gary Alan Scott
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791447239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Despite his ceaseless efforts to purge his fellow citizens of their unfounded opinions and to bring them to care for what he believes to be the most important things, Plato's Socrates rarely succeeds in his pedagogical project with the characters he encounters. This is in striking contrast to the historical Socrates, who spawned the careers of Plato, Xenophon, and other authors of Socratic dialogues. Through an examination of Socratic pedagogy under its most propitious conditions, focusing on a narrow class of dialogues featuring Lysis and Alcibiades, this book answers the question: "why does Plato portray his divinely appointed gadfly as such a dramatic failure?"