Symposium and Phaedrus
Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into mystical and aesthetic aspects of Platonic doctrine. Symposium attempts to find the ultimate manifestation of the love that controls the world, leading to mystic union with eternal and supercosmic beauty. Phaedrus discusses the psychology of love, resulting in the concept of the familiar Platonic "forms" as objects of transcendental emotion.
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Review: Symposium / PhaedrusUser Review - Nik Kane - Goodreads
The Platonic dialogue "Symposium" starts out sounding like a manifesto for NAMBLA then becomes a foofaraw in which the literal and the metaphorical are purposely conflated for rhetorical advantage ... Read full review
Review: Symposium / PhaedrusUser Review - Brent McCulley - Goodreads
Two intriguing dialogues of Plato that are certainly more entertaining than philosophical, Plato discusses the nature of friendship, truth, and love. Along with course jokes and forthright opinions on ... Read full review