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Plato for Beginners. Symposion

A Reading Introduction
The ›Symposium‹ is probably both the best known and the most influential of Plato’s Dialogues. Penned by the great Greek philosopher around 380 BC, the discourse at this banquet focuses on Eros as the single desire that can transport us from the sensual radiance of the external appearance of beauty to the concept of divine beauty itself. This extraordinary didactic text, from which the concept of »platonic« love derives, ranks among the finest, but also the most complex works of western philosophy.

Ries’ introductory guide serves as an invaluable companion for exploring a text magnificently rich in mysteries and insights.
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160 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34002-1
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Wiebrecht Ries

Prof. Dr. Wiebrecht Ries is a lecturer in the philosophy department of Hanover University.

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