The Philosophy of (erotic) love
Wisdom from the world's best thinkers, past and present, on the subject of love. Includes selections from: Plato, Shakespeare, Milton, Spinoza, Hegel, Freud, Jung, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, D. H. Lawrence, Emma Goldman, and more.
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Plato from Symposium
Ovid from The Art of Love
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