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by Plato Plato

Free eBook Phaedrus download ISBN: 1404325018
Author: Plato Plato
Publisher: IndyPublish (July 24, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 114
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
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The Phaedrus (/ˈfiːdrəs/; Greek: Φαῖδρος, translit. Phaidros), written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues.

The Phaedrus (/ˈfiːdrəs/; Greek: Φαῖδρος, translit. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, about the same time as Plato's Republic and Symposium.

Persons of the Dialogue SOCRATES PHAEDRUS. I come from Lysias the son of Cephalus, and I am going to take a walk outside the wall, for I have been sitting with him the whole morning; and our common friend Acumenus tells me that it is much more refreshing to walk in the open air than to be shut up in a cloister. the book, and looked at what he most wanted to see,-this occupied him during the whole morning; -and then when he was tired with sitting, he went out to take a walk, not until, by the dog, as I believe, he had simply learned by heart the entire discourse, unless it was unusually long, and he went to a place outside the.

LibriVox recording of Phaedrus, by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Read by Martin Geeson. For there is no light of justice or temperance, or any of the higher ideas which are precious to souls, in the earthly copies of them: they are seen through a glass, diml. .Socrates and his earnest friend Phaedrus, enjoying the Athenian equivalent of a lunchtime stroll in the park, exchange views on love and on the power of words, spoken and written.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. by Plato · Desmond Lee. 1972·. Plato (428/427 BC-348/347 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 West. Early Socratic Dialogues.

It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato’s dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. In Phaedrus, here published together with the Symposium, Plato discusses the place of eloquence in expounding truth. In both dialogues, Socrates plays the leading role, by turns teasing, arguing, analyzing, joking, inspiring, and cajoling his followers into understanding ideas that have remained central to Western thought through the centuries.

The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. Plato, (born 428/427 bce, Athens, Greece-died 348/347, Athens), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates (c. 470–399 bce), teacher of Aristotle (384–322 bce), and founder of the Academy, best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.

Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-five dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts. Although there is little question that Plato lectured at the Academy that he founded, the pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty.

Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century . and is the model for all western universities

Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 . at the age of 80. Библиографические данные. Plato: Phaedrus Library of liberal arts (Выпуск 119).

In effect, Plato sets up a debate between two rival views of Love held by Lysias (as read from a book by Phaedrus) and Socrates. Unlike "The Symposium", this dialogue is conducted outdoors by a stream under the shade of two tall trees (one a plane tree, the other a chaste tree). It is also a much more sober affair.

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This great work of Plato is a recording of a philosophical discussion and debate of Socrates and his contemporary philosopher friends at a banquet held by Agathon at his residence over the subject called DOCTRINE OF LOVE.

One would get mesmerized by the different opinions about love by some of the greatest Greek minds.The discussion and debate proceeds one after the other with each of the great persons like Agathon, Aristodemus, Eryximachus, Pausanias, Aristophanes and finally Socrates describe love in all possible permutations and combinations. Each of them have their own versions which might appear true to every reader in some context or the other. But the one given by Socrates was of course the best! His version of love is that of immortality through beauty. According to him every living thing loves to be immortal and eternal and hence it re-creates itself through an emotion called love. Hence according to Socrates, love is nothing but one’s affinity for eternity or immortality of body and fame, which is attained through this complex psychological emotion.
At one point in the book, the reader gets an impression about the speakers favoring homosexuality as some of them argue about the purity of love more in the same sex rather than opposite sexes. One gets a feeling that even Socrates favored this in his opinion. But we are not sure of how it got contemplated later.
One can get the best of philosophical definitions and derivations about love in this book right through some of the greatest minds of Greek philosophy.

My favorite quote in the book
“Evil is the vulgar lover who loves the body rather than the soul, in as much as he is not even stable, because he loves a thing which is in itself unstable, and therefore when the bloom of youth which he was desiring is over, he takes wing and flies away, in spite of all his words and promises; whereas the love of the noble disposition is life-long, for it becomes one with the everlasting”

My rating is 3.75 out of 5
While I felt I should find great inspiration in this classic work, I found it rather tedious. The introduction was just a “pre-hash” of the book to come, so as I slogged my way through it, I felt like I was reading it twice. For the most part both the introduction and the translation utilized somewhat archaic language, making sentence structure very difficult to follow.

The part I enjoyed was the description of the three genders: male, female, and androgynous. It is my understanding that it is from this explanation of the origin of humans that the belief in soul mates comes. However, most descriptions of soul mates do not mention that the concept is only for the split souls, not for the average male and female who were never merged in the first place. If the translation is accurate, then many present-day beliefs about soul and Plato’s concept of soul mates are at variance with Plato (or Plato’s Aristophanes). By this I mean, after my reading Symposium, I have come to see that the ideas about love that I was taught were Plato’s, were more interpretations of what Plato’s ideas about love were. Like any philosophy, his ideas are subject to interpretation and commentary, losing the purity of the original thought and infusing it with the personal perspective of each interpreter.

I recently read a YA book entitled Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (Hyperion, 2010, New York) which quotes the Symposium in the Prologue. Upon reading the quotation, I immediately acquired Symposium to read the context of the quote for myself. Ms. Woon’s application of “soul mates” is, I believe, much closer to the mark than the average, romantic version of them.
Ignore the title and please do not judge me poorly because of it. I found the “Symposium” insightful and titillating (i.e. not in a sexual connotation). I have always had a difficult time trying to convey what “love” meant. So I denoted the term as a “feeling”, instead realizing that “love” could not be compacted into a simplistic meaning. I had unintentionally devalued its worth. I can’t ensure that I completely understand what love is, but I can safely say that this book has helped clarify a couple of my misconceptions. I am happy to say that I have gained a lot of insightful knowledge from this book.

P.S. The dialogue with the drunken character and Socrates was hilarious.
It is a classic oldie. I got it because Persig identified his alter ego as Phaedrus. And I was curious. I still do not know why the Zen motorcyclist identified with Phaedrus. I do know that Socrates talks about love here and he specifically addresses the question of how one should treat a young boy that one loves. Things were different then, huh. Or were they? Take out the man-boy relationship used as an example, and there's a lot there about the right way to love someone. Still, I understand why it is not on the Great Books reading list.
Exactly what was pictured. Was scheduled to arrive on Monday, but got here Friday afternoon. A must-buy for any philosophical bookworm.