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Unformatted text preview: glance, one may only notice the element of eroticism occurring in the so-called friendship between Alcibiades and Socrates. However taking a second look at the relationship between these two “lovers” suddenly reveals other forms of friendship. By relating Aristotle’s ideas of perfect, imperfect, symmetric, and asymmetric friendships to the interactions between these two men in the text of Plato’s Symposium , can one truly begin to analyze the depth of Alcibiades and Socrates’ relationship....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course HUM CORE 1A taught by Professor Lupton during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.
- Fall '07