Erotic Wisdom (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy)
By Gary Alan Scott, William A. Welton
Publisher: State University of New York Press 2008 289 Pages
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Plato’s Symposium holds unique interest for modern readers.1 Arguably, no other Platonic dialogue combines a topic of so central importance to Plato’s thought with so dramatic a depiction of renowned ancient characters. Moreover, as we shall show, the Symposium offers a distinctive vision of the philosophical life that can provide insight into the underlying unity of Plato’s thought. The dialogue also has a number of other features that make it of special importance for the student of Plato.