Jill Gordon's Plato's Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death PDF

By Jill Gordon

Plato's complete fictive global is permeated with philosophical drawback for Eros, way past the so-called erotic dialogues. numerous metaphysical, epistemological and cosmological conversations – Timaeus, Cratylus, Parmenides, Theaetetus and Phaedo – exhibit that Eros lies on the root of the human and that correctly guided Eros is the essence of a existence good lived. This e-book offers a holistic imaginative and prescient of Eros, starting with the presence of Eros on the foundation of the cosmos and the human soul, surveying 4 sorts of human self-cultivation geared toward stable counsel of Eros and concluding with human demise as a go back to our origins. The e-book demanding situations traditional knowledge in regards to the 'erotic dialogues' and demonstrates that Plato's global is erotic from starting to finish: the human soul is primordially erotic and the well-cultivated erotic soul can top bear in mind and go back to its origins, its lifelong erotic desire.

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