Socrates retells diotima’s speech, the longest and most serious one of the night, where she describes the “ladder of love,” one of the most famous ideas of the novel love is son of poros (resource) and penia (poverty), desiring beauty, which are good things, which lead to happiness. Symposium (plato) the symposium (ancient greek: συμπόσιον, sympósion ) is a philosophical text by plato dated c 385–370 bc it depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet the men include the philosopher socrates, the general and political figure alcibiades, and the comic playwright aristophanes. Plato the symposium socrates on love when agathon had done speaking, aristodemus said that there was a general cheer the young man was thought to have spoken in a manner worthy of himself, and of the god. If this is how the speeches are supposed to go, socrates warns, his own speech will likely seem rude and unpolished by comparison before he begins his speech, however, socrates lures agathon into one of the dialogues for which he is famous, asking him one question after another about the nature of love. In plato’s symposium, socrates’ speech is the climax of the work as he gradually leads his listeners to admire the abstract, intellectual ideal of beauty itself bernstein seems not to have been as carried away by socrates’ speech as plato would have hoped, as it is reduced to a rather austere introduction to the last movement.
Learn symposium with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of symposium flashcards on quizlet. Plato drives socrates’ wisdom derived from diotima home in the final dialogue with alcibiades where we learn that contrary to popular thought, socrates is in fact in possession of a well ordered understanding of love. The contents of agathon’s speech in the symposium, and socrates’ response to it suggest that for socrates, agathon is a paradigmatic example of the “imitator” that socrates discusses in the comments above from the republic.
The speech starts with the results of socrates’ discourse with agathon in which the nature of love is seen to be a striving based upon a lack (201e, cf 201b —d) note: agathon had used the term ariston for the good, while socrates uses the term agathon. A comparison of speeches about love made by agathon and socrates in the symposium by plato pages 2 words 646 view full essay more essays like this: not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla. Socrates begins by asking agathon whether or not love is love of something or other, in the same way as a father is a father of a son or a daughter or the way a brother is the brother of a sister or a brother. Then, apollodorus, he said, do you know, i have just been looking for you, as i want to hear all about the banquet that brought together agathon [172b] and socrates and alcibiades and the rest of that party, and what were the speeches they delivered upon love.
Plato's symposium plato philosophy learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free search create he agrees that he is much inferior to agathon and socrates but will agree to go along with socrates as his guest he suggests that each guest give a speech, an encomium, in love's honor, from left to right. Comparison contrast essay on plato s symposium speeches plato was one of socrates’ greatest admirers, and our knowledge of socrates stems mostly from plato’s dialogues plato wrote his dialogues so that his students could read them out to each other and from a phrase discuss what it is about. Symposium is central in plato’s philosophy, since it talks about love and ideas commentary on plato symposium socrates and aristodemus will attend a banquet at agathon, with aristophanes, appolodore, pausanias and eryximachus. The speech of alcibiades: a reading of plato's symposium martha nussbaum philosophy and literature, volume 3, number 2, fall 1979, pp 131-172 (article) the story of the party at agathon's house where socrates and alcibiades were guests glaucon was extremely eager to hear what their speeches about love were like, but the friend who had. The symposium (ancient greek: συμπόσιον, sympósion [sympósi̯on]) is a philosophical text by plato dated c 385–370 bc it depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet the men include the philosopher socrates, the general and political figure alcibiades, and the comic playwright aristophanes the speeches are to be.
The speech of agathon in plato's symposium download the speech of agathon in plato's symposium c£ 204d3) rather, love is to be speech socrates will, with a kind of transferred irony, report diotima as analysed as a desire for one's own everlasting good, 4 and the form taken by speaking disparagingly of his younger self (209e5-210~), the. In agathon, pausanias, and diotima in plato's symposium: paiderastia and philosophia, luc brisson analyzes the rather definite practice of paiderastia the lover, erastês , is an older man, and the beloved, erômenos , is a boy in the bloom of youth -- epitomized by the fuzz that appears on his cheeks. The aim of each speaker at agathon’s symposium is to offer an encomium to erôs which amounts to showing that it is a good thing and has good effects the first task will be to outline the central claims of each speaker this will necessarily be selective since i am concerned here with what.
Might ask you about the speeches in praise of love, which were delivered by socrates, alcibiades, and others, at agathon’s supper phoenix, the son of philip, told another person who. ― plato, symposium 34 likes whereas it seems i really had no idea how a eulogy ought to be made for i was stupid enough to think that we ought to speak the truth about each person eulogised, and to make this the foundation, and from these truths to choose the most beautiful things and arrange them in the most elegant way and i was. Socrates, like agathon, had told her that love is a mighty god and also fair, and she had shown him in return that love was neither, but in a mean between fair and foul, good and evil, and not a god at all, but only a great demon or intermediate power (compare the speech of eryximachus) who conveys to the gods the prayers of men, and to men the. The role of diotima in plato’s “symposium”: the dialogue and its double paper given at the first latin american area conference of the international plato society and x archai international seminar: “plato’s styles and characters, between literature and philosophy”, university of brasília, august 22-2012.