The Symposium



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This term can be complicated in Greek philosophy, and even within a single work of Plato’s, because of its various shades of meaning. Love or eros can refer to passionate sexual desire; it can refer… read analysis of Love/eros


In Symposium 210a-212a, Socrates, through Diotima, discusses the eternal Form of Beauty (kalon in Greek) that “always is, and doesn’t come into being or cease.” This unchanging, eternal Beauty is the… read analysis of Beauty