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Plato's Symposium

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Informationen zum Autor James H. Lesher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. Deborah Nalls is Professor of Ph... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor James H. Lesher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. Deborah Nalls is Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Frisbee Sheffield is Research Fellow in Classics at Cambridge University. Klappentext In his "Symposium!" Plato crafted a set of speeches in praise of love that has influenced writers and artists from antiquity to the present. Early Christian writers read the dialogue's 'ascent passage' as a vision of the soul's journey to heaven. Ficino's commentary on the "Symposium" inspired poets and artists throughout Renaissance Europe and introduced 'a Platonic love' into common speech. Themes or images from the dialogue have appeared in paintings or sketches by Rubens! David! Feuerbach! and La Farge! as well as in musical compositions by Satie and Bernstein. The dialogue's view of love as 'desire for eternal possession of the good' is still of enormous philosophical interest in its own right. Nevertheless! questions remain concerning the meaning of specific features! the significance of the dialogue as a whole! and the character of its influence. This volume brings together an international team of scholars to address such questions. Zusammenfassung Ficino's commentary on Plato's "Symposium" introduced 'a Platonic love' into common speech. The dialogue's view of love as 'desire for eternal possession of the good' is of enormous philosophical. Nevertheless! questions remain concerning the meaning of specific features and the character of its influence. This volume addresses such questions.

Klappentext

In his "Symposium," Plato crafted a set of speeches in praise of love that has influenced writers and artists from antiquity to the present. Early Christian writers read the dialogue's 'ascent passage' as a vision of the soul's journey to heaven. Ficino's commentary on the "Symposium" inspired poets and artists throughout Renaissance Europe and introduced 'a Platonic love' into common speech. Themes or images from the dialogue have appeared in paintings or sketches by Rubens, David, Feuerbach, and La Farge, as well as in musical compositions by Satie and Bernstein. The dialogue's view of love as 'desire for eternal possession of the good' is still of enormous philosophical interest in its own right. Nevertheless, questions remain concerning the meaning of specific features, the significance of the dialogue as a whole, and the character of its influence. This volume brings together an international team of scholars to address such questions.



Zusammenfassung
Ficino's commentary on Plato's "Symposium" introduced 'a Platonic love' into common speech. The dialogue's view of love as 'desire for eternal possession of the good' is of enormous philosophical. Nevertheless, questions remain concerning the meaning of specific features and the character of its influence. This volume addresses such questions.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Plato's Symposium
Untertitel: Issues in Interpretation and Reception
Editor:
EAN: 9780674023758
ISBN: 978-0-674-02375-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 356
Gewicht: 702g
Größe: H228mm x B153mm x T26mm
Jahr: 2007