• Title English : The Banquet, Plato – Scientific Prepas 2018-2019 – Prescribed Edition – Philosophy Theme
• Author : Platon (Author), Luc Brisson (Translator)
• Pages : 302 Sheet
• Publisher : Flammarion; Edition: 2019 edition (May 30, 2018)
• Collection : GF
• ISBN-10 : 2081422581
• ISBN-13: 978-2081422582
• Product Dimensions : 17,8 x 1,3 x 10,8 cm
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• Price : € 5,40
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♦ Description : “They lie on beds and talk about love and beauty. Their speeches succeed one another, sometimes they answer each other, because there are several loves and several ways of wanting beauty. To these men living in a time and a place where the education of boys is inseparable from the sexuality which regulates the relations of the master and the disciple, a foreigner, Diotima, opposes a female model of transmission of knowledge. In this famous dialogue, Socrates sets out the stages of learning of the philosopher able to detach himself from the sensible world to become the lover par excellence who guides the beloved in his quest for the True and the Beautiful. Special file: love 1. Conversion through love: the quest for unity 2. The pronouns of love: I, You, We 3. The reasons for love: understand, explain, justify.”
“Born in -428; Death in -348. Born in the great Athenian aristocracy, Plato seems promised in his early years to a political career, which is then the most dignified and respectable function within the city. But after the regime of the Trent and his meeting with Socrates, he turns away from his first inclinations to devote himself to philosophy. Following the death sentence of his master in 399 BC, he traveled to the Mediterranean, including Syracuse.
If he abandoned politics, it remains one of his favorite subjects as evidenced by the Republic or the Laws. This was also one of the reasons for his presence near the tyrant of Syracuse Denys I in 387. Having finally met a possible “philosopher-king”, he returned to Athens where he founded the Academy in 387.
In addition to his teaching and his numerous books among which the Menon, the Banquet or the Protagoras, he made new restless stays in Syracuse with Denys the Younger in 366 and 361. Continuing his classes and his writings, he died towards 348 at the age of eighty. Breaking with the “forbidden” of Socrates’ writing, he is considered the founder of philosophy.”