Symposium Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 9 In Plato's...

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Robert England HON 111 – Week 9 In Plato’s Symposium , the topic of love is discussed, and love itself is determined to be synonymous with lack. I think that Prof. McPherran made some very good points about how love is the desire for something that the lover does not have. Everyone in this story had different views: Phaedrus saw love as virtuous, Eryximachus found a connection to astrology and divination, and Aristophanes looked at a mythological view. However, it was Socrates’ philosophical position that seemed to overrule all of the other opinions, due to Socrates’ power with words and arguments. I agree with most of his points, but I also think that there is more to this powerful thing called love than Socrates’ admits. Socrates stated numerous times that real love is the search for beauty and happiness. The lover is in love with the ideal object that the real object imitates. By loving an imitator, the lover is attempting to find and love the ideal of the real. As the imitation becomes closer to the ideal, it is considered to be more beautiful; therefore, the
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