1.24.12 - PHIL 225g Spring 2012 Lecture 5 outline-Augustine...

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PHIL 225g Spring 2012 Lecture 5 outline--Augustine I Symposium Review A drunken enterance from Alsophideties entrance might have had Took 2 dramatic steps by revealing the mysteries He is not an unintelligent but he is never philosophically reflected Pletonic idealism, “Ladder of love passage” Diotima connects love with immortality – pregnancy connected with immortality & perversed throughout the common view that Socrates starts with o Kept in tact as other changes come about o 1 st attracted to the beauty of an individual, then through reflection we are attracted to the human being beauty is what Is attractive – their soul is beautiful o Recognize that beauty of the soul is made available to be passed on to the generations in law, passages and customes – looking deeper – it is the reason for having these customs and then revising them. – defining beauty Forms or Idea: Not in Plato’s dialogue – “the essay on the good” image of the sun, the divided line and the cave the central role of the idea of the good , the idea of beauty is on the top of the ladder of the descent of love o distinction of the work of earthly things – located in space and time o coming to be and passing away order of the forms : o eternal, incorruptible – outside of space and time o immutable o never change o fully grasping what beauty is – the knower is like the things known different forms: Beauty, Justice but the highest form is the good In Augustine, this structure above is similar but the highest form is God
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