PHIL 2 - A In Plato's Symposium Socrates starts out by...

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A. In Plato’s Symposium , Socrates starts out by discussing the idea of Love with Agathon. A woman by the name of Diotima had once debated with Socrates that “Love was neither fair nor good” (Plato, 572) and had convinced him to take her stance. Socrates had argued that if this was the case, then Love must be evil and foul in which Diotima wisely replied that things did not have to be one way or its opposite. Love was neither a God nor a mortal but instead was a spirit that bonded all men together. Socrates tells Agathon how Love was born on Aphrodite’s birthday. Poverty had, in a way, tricked Resource into conceiving a child together and since Love was born on the goddess of love’s birthday, he had become Aphrodite’s “follower and attendant” (Plato, 574). Diotima also teaches Socrates that Love exists in order to achieve immortality. Everyone, including men, can become pregnant in the sense that men seek out women for pregnancy when they are ready to produce a child. This child and act of reproduction
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