Free Book Online
Book Plato's Erotic World

Pdf

Plato's Erotic World

2.4 (1515)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Plato's Erotic World.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Jill Gordon (Author)

    Book details


Plato's entire fictive world is permeated with philosophical concern for Eros, well beyond the so-called erotic dialogues. Several metaphysical, epistemological and cosmological conversations - Timaeus, Cratylus, Parmenides, Theaetetus and Phaedo - demonstrate that Eros lies at the root of the human condition and that properly guided Eros is the essence of a life well lived. This book presents a holistic vision of Eros, beginning with the presence of Eros at the origin of the cosmos and the human soul, surveying four types of human self-cultivation aimed at good guidance of Eros and concluding with human death as a return to our origins. The book challenges conventional wisdom regarding the 'erotic dialogues' and demonstrates that Plato's world is erotic from beginning to end: the human soul is primordially erotic and the well-cultivated erotic soul can best remember and return to its origins, its lifelong erotic desire.
3.5 (7268)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 254 pages
  • Jill Gordon (Author)
  • Cambridge University Press: Reprint edition (27 Nov. 2014)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

Read online or download a free book: Plato's Erotic World

 

Review Text


Name:
Email*:
The message text*:

Other Ebook