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Understanding Plato:

'The Symposium'

Dr Hercules Bantas

A Reluctant Geek Academic Guide

Melbourne, Australia

Copyright Hercules Bantas 2010

Author's Notes

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 examines the moral dimensions Plato attaches to love, as well as key concepts such as Common and Heavenly love. Look out for other Reluctant Geek guides including J├╝rgen Habermas and Deliberative Democracy, John Rawls and Deliberative Democracy, John Dryzek and Deliberative Democracy, Deliberative Democracy Basics, Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Arc and the Internet, and The Propaganda Model and the Internet.

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The Concept of Love in The Symposium

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