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Plato and sex

Stella Sandford

Plato and sex

by Stella Sandford

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Published by Polity Press in Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Love,
  • Contributions in concept of sex,
  • Sex

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [198]-206) and index.

    StatementStella Sandford
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB398.L9 S25 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 209 p. ;
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24867958M
    ISBN 100745626408, 0745626416
    ISBN 109780745626406, 9780745626413
    LC Control Number2011414101
    OCLC/WorldCa613426234

      This is difficult question to answer simply because it conflates conceptual categories in the same way as does questions such as, was Aristotle a communist (something lots of students ask when being introduced to Aristotle's Politics)? It simply a. Oddly enough, Plato seems to have been unable to convince even his own students of his views regarding sexual equality. However, his own teacher, Socrates, was a known homosexual so maybe Plato’s views can be seen as a surprise as well. Aristotle, Plato’s most famous disciple, had exactly the opposite view regarding women.

    "The Arts in Education" Summary: Book III. The dialogue on theological principles picks up where it left off in the previous book. With Adeimantus and Glaucon as auditors, Socrates recommences his attack on libelous poetry and fiction as unsuitable for the early education of the guardians of the State. He examines several poetic descriptions of courage (the overcoming of fear of death) and of.   Plato (/ BC/ BC), whose original name was Aristocles, was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the great trio of ancient Greeks - succeeding Socrates and preceding Aristotle - who between them laid the philosophical foundations of.

    Plato would have favored sex-blind admissions, but not special searches for women candidates. Plato’s argument in Book V of The Republic is that the difference in men’s and women’s natures is not relevant to the range of possibilities for their vocations. Both may be philosophers, physicians, or warriors, although, of course, individuals. Plato and Aristotle In dealing Plato proceeds by trying to show that an unjust life is the source of the greatest unhappiness. The most unjust person, namely, the tyrant, is also the unhappiest: For the most part though, the overwhelming majority of auxiliaries and .


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"Plato and Sex is a groundbreaking treatment of the role of sex in Plato's dialogues. An extended commentary on and source of support for recent attempts to denaturalize our concepts of sex and gender, the book is a major contribution to feminist approaches to Plato, to gender/sexuality studies of Plato, and to gender/sexuality studies as a whole.".

Plato and Same-Sex Sexuality. Plato is perhaps the most significant and influential philosopher in the Western tradition.

He lived from c. B.C.E. and was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. At one time Plato wrote that the best relationship would be an erotically charged relationship between men, though he believed the.

The Harvard Classics, Volume 2: The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato, the Golden sayings of Epictetus, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program (First Series, Volume 1): Rothschild's Fiddle, On Happiness, The Apology, Heart of Darkness, Conscience, Genesis, Alienated Labour, Social Contract.

Summary and Analysis Book I: Section I Summary. The dialogue begins with what is apparently a friendly and innocuous conversation between Socrates and Cephalus, in which Socrates asks Cephalus what he has learned from having lived a long life during which Cephalus has managed to acquire a.

Plato On Friendship, Love, And Sex Read an excerpt from my new book, 'Plato: Letters to my Son' Posted Through a critical comparison between our current understanding of sex and Plato\'s notion of genos, Plato and Sex puts this presupposition into question.

With its groundbreaking interpretations of the Republic, the Symposium and the Timaeus, this book opens up. Therefore, a same-sex partner was ideal. Even Plato approved of male-male infatuation, although he insisted there should be no actual sex involved (so-called Platonic friendship).

It took centuries for Plato's restrictive views on sex to become prevalent. My first foray into Plato and a good place to start - an easy going quick read book. For my money a good translation, very readable and entertaining and good forward explaining the work, which I read afterwards.

The symposium is a collection of dinner conversations in the subject of love and whilst very of its time, still relevant today/5(58). In this Plato book he describes how the ideal constitution might decay into a regime focused on honour — like Sparta was at the time — or into an oligarchy, or a democracy, or a tyranny.

What’s fascinating is his awareness of the very complex dynamic between love of money and love of honour. In his book, The Republic, Plato identifies a number of changes that should be made: a) We need new heroes Athenian society was very focused on the rich, like the louche aristocrat Alcibiades, and sports celebrities, like the boxer Milo of Croton.

Behind Plato's contempt for heterosexual desire lay an aesthetic, highly intellectual aversion to the female body. Plato would have agreed with Schopenhauer's opinion that "only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex".

By Plato Written B.C.E Book IX: Next to all the matters which have preceded in the natural order of legislation will come suits of law. Of suits those which relate to agriculture have been the parents and kindred of either sex, including the children of cousins, whether on the male or female side, shall meet, and when they have.

Eros and Philia are the two Greek words, which can be translated as love in English. This article focuses on the idea that Plato weaves around the emotion of love. On the one hand, there is the verb philein and its cognates (philia is the noun, philos the adjective)—a word we use all the time when we talk about philanthropy, philosophy, philharmonic, and the by:   With its groundbreaking interpretations of the Republic, the Symposium and the Timaeus, this book opens up a new approach to sex as a philosophical ing critical readings of the theories of sex and sexuation in Freud and Lacan, and relating such theories to Plato’s writings, Plato and Sex both questions our assumptions about sex.

In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts.

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As Nietzsche put it in his book of Plato is most interested in the same-sex desire that can. Plato ( – ) Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn) (c to c BC) was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied.

Plato lectured extensively at the Academy, and wrote on many philosophical issues. The most important writings of Plato are his dialogues.

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Project Gutenberg off free ebooks to download. Project Gutenberg off free ebooks to download.The Republic is arguably the most popular and most widely taught of Plato's writings.

Although it contains its dramatic moments and it employs certain literary devices, it is not a play, a novel, a story; it is not, in a strict sense, an essay. It is a kind of extended conversation that embraces a central argument, an argument that is advanced.Plato appears to be expressing his own feelings in remarks of this sort.

For at the time of writing the first book of the Laws he was at least seventy-four years of age, if we suppose him to allude to the victory of the Syracusans under Dionysius the Younger over the Locrians, which occurred in the year