Understanding Plato: 'The Symposium' by Hercules Bantas
Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 2.
Approx. 3,750 words.
Published on December 30, 2010.
This guide examines Plato's discussion of love in The Symposium. It covers all the speeches, culminating in Alcibiades's drunken homage to Socrates, and explores the moral dimensions Plato attaches to love, as well as key concepts such as Common and Heavenly love.