PHL200 Monday, October 3, 2011

PHL200 Monday, October 3, 2011 - PHL240 Monday, October 3,...

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PHL240 Monday, October 3, 2011 -“life without EROS is meaningless”? -We could guess Socrates gets an erotic arousal about philosophy -but people get erotic arousal about anything -so, it’s more suitable to say ‘passion’; can be erotic passion or not… -there is a sense in which eros is stretched from the physical to the emotional and psychological in the minds of artists and philosophers… -might be problematic; not what the dialogue is about; not to show weird people getting ‘aroused’ by an argument, but the point is rather that every human being is ‘in so far as they are capable of eros, kind of, whether they know it or not, are philosophers’. -if they knew in their mind, they would be philsophers; alternative lifestyle. As good as the other lifestyle, but not better than… the essence of human desire -to grasp the enormity of this claim… if you have any erotic desire, that is evidence that you are either a philosopher, or could be a philosopher or just lost for not recognizing. That’s a really huge claim; we need to contrast it to the unextradordinary claim that
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course PHL 200 taught by Professor Gerson during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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