And now, said socrates, i will ask about love:-is love of something or of nothing of something, surely, he replied keep in mind what this is, and tell me what i want to know-whether love desires that of which love is. (diotima's ladder of love)/narrator diotima a woman from mantinea whom socrates claims once to have met, and who taught him everything he knows on the subject of love. The rites of love, otherwise referred to as the ladder of love, is the ultimate conclusion in diotima's speech the last rung of the ladder makes one a lover of wisdom, or a philosopher, which in one respect is not surprising, since plato is a philosopher. Socrates was born in a pre-christian era but his message was one of love — the universal language our western culture often associates the word with physical love, but many also seek its essence socrates had his own unique view, associating it with moral actions of human beings, and the gods' acceptance of these actions.
Love and friendship dissects rousseau's invention of romantic love, meant to provide a new basis for human connection, amid the atomism of bourgeois society, and exposes the reasons for its ultimate failure. Plato begins from socrates, especially socrates' idea about the close connection between virtue, happiness, and knowledge, but explores questions of epistemology, metaphysics and political philosophy which socrates probably never addressed. The speech given by socrates concerning the ladder of love, best describes the process of how humans build up a close relations towards one another all human beings that are born into existence wish to be remembered in some way in hopes of staying immortal to others in history.
However, the ladder of love in plato's symposium refers to guidelines for the focus of depth conversation at advanced stages depth dialogue is primarily a deep exploration of love socrates and plato define love as an eros. Socrates, in plato's work symposium, introduces the ladder of love through his conversation with the god-like figure, diotima the more knowledge about love one gains, the higher they climb and the less they focus on physical beauty. For lovers like us, the symposium needs no introduction let's focus on how socrates understands love through the words of diotima the priestess seer with genuine platonic love, the beauty of the beloved inspires the soul and begins our ascent into contemplation of the divine.
Do you think this is always the case, or can concepts be understood and appreciated without following the steps of the ladder 2 'and if, my dear socrates,' diotima went on, 'man's life is ever worth the living, it is when he has attained this vision of the very soul of beauty'. A) plato's ladder of love - the ascent to beauty itself (reading and rothschild video) b) 1 female philosopher who instructed socrates and plato in what is love. Philosophy of love this article examines the nature of love and some of the ethical and political ramifications for the philosopher, the question what is love generates a host of issues: love is an abstract noun which means for some it is a word unattached to anything real or sensible, that is all for others, it is a means by which our being—our self and its world—are irrevocably.
Diotima's teaching on how desire is just one rung on the ladder to a higher appreciation of beauty narrated by harry shearer scripted by nigel warburton. These days, is 'love' meaningless my professor sketched socrates' ladder of love -- which privileged knowledge over all else -- on the blackboard but maybe that was because i was caught. 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. Ruby blondell (where is socrates on the 'ladder of love') solidly documents her claim that socrates is not to be conceived as resting in contemplation atop the ladder but as moving up and down, as [s]omeone who repeatedly ascends and descends, like the daimon eros (177) debra nails argues that the dialogue sets up a tragedy off-stage. The virtues of platonic love gabriela roxana carone socrates' speech on love in the symposium (201-212), reporting his conversation with the mantinean priest diotima, stands as prima facie counterintuitive.
After that, we go through each of the speeches in turn, focusing on three in particular -- first, in the second module, the speech of aristophanes then, in the third and fourth modules, the speech of socrates and finally, in the fifth module, the speech of alcibiades. Friends at a drinking party compete to see who can deliver the best speech about love it now being his turn, socrates relates his initiation into the mysteries of love by the enigmatic prophetess, diotima of mantinea. In it, socrates and his peers are talking about the power of love plato gets increasingly excited, until he rises to his feet and exclaims: you see, love is energy. Table of contents for plato's symposium : issues in interpretation and reception / edited by jh lesher, debra nails, and frisbee cc sheffield, available from the library of congress.
Eros ladder of love:-eros, the greek god of love, represents the passionate desire for all that is good, true, beautiful and meaningful eros, who traverses all levels of creation, is the guide on the passage from the 'below' to the 'above', the messenger between earth and heaven, the means to the perfection of the soul. Plato's symposium and diotima's ladder of love plato's dialogue the symposium is one of the key texts of the platonic tradition: it relates a series of speeches made in praise of eros at a party thrown in celebration.
Socrates explained the concept moving from away from particular bodies (shadows) and toward a universal idea of beauty (the sun) by using diotima's idea of _____ a the ladder of love b eros and agape c the platonic ideal d dialectical philosophy. An example: love and wisdom a good example of how plato presents the acquiring of knowledge is contained in the ladder of love in symposium (210a-211b), plato's socrates cites the priestess diotima as defining a lover as someone who loves and love as a desire for something that one does not have. Socratic wisdom refers to socrates' understanding of the limits of his knowledge in that he only knows that which he knows and makes no assumption of knowing anything more or less although never directly penned by socrates' as a theory or treatise, our understanding of his philosophies as they.