Love In Plato And Plato's Concept Of Love

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The concept of love has been controversial since many different theorists have given taken different philosophical approaches to explain the concept of love. The expression of love is also different, which explains the various forms of the concept of love that has taken. Plato and Aristotle have given their ancient philosophical explanations of love, which are worth considering. Plato 's concept of love is known as Eros. It is denoted as the kind of love, which exists between romantic partners. According to Plato, an individual must be physically attracted to another having seen the beauty in them and then love develops from it (Sheffield, 2006). Eros, as described by Plato, is a feeling beyond one 's physical appeal although it starts with…show more content…
Most of the scholars in their speeches are addressing the different notions of love each attempting to answer various questions pertaining love. The original narrator of the story is Aristodemus, but Apollodorus later retells it. Aristodemus meets Socrates who was on his way to Agathon 's symposium and he invites Aristodemus (Sheffield, 2006). At the event, Aristodemus meets Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus and Aristophanes among other persons and it is at the event that the individuals give their accounts of love. Each individual narrates his or her account and Aristodemus listens (Sheffield,…show more content…
Most of the assertions given on the concept of love are insightful since all make sense. The assertions bring the assertion that love is a great feeling and its sole objective is to do good not to bring any disruptions. Plato intended to make the readers of his symposium to understand his concept of love. All the explanations given about love from the different speeches given at the symposium attended by the narrator in the story correlate. The main questions that Plato aims at answering are the true definition of love and its role in interpersonal relationships. Plato also aims at highlighting the kinds of love worth praise and the sole purpose of love. The concept of Eros is clear and its understanding is clear. Eros is one of the many versions of love that exist in the society thus should be
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