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Plato's SymposiumThe Ethics of Desire$
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Frisbee Sheffield

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286775

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.001.0001

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Erōs and the Good Life

Erōs and the Good Life

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(p.8) 1 Erōs and the Good Life
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Plato's Symposium
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Frisbee C. C. Sheffield (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0002

This chapter examines the relationship between Socrates and his devotees shown at the start of the dialogue. In exploring this relationship, it teases out some of the dialogue's central questions about the role that lovers can play in the moral education of the young, the sorts of values that they might advocate as central to the good life, and the way in which desires can be shaped towards certain ends. It goes on to examine a variety of answers to these questions in the first five speeches in the dialogue.

Keywords:   Socrates, moral education, love, praise, encomium

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