By: Alex Priou
Love is love, so What is love?
Musings on Plato’s Symposium is a timely work on an eternal theme: Love. Eschewing scholarly convention the book takes readers into the heart of one of the deepest books ever written, the Symposium, through a series of aphoristic short reflections. Each chapter addresses a passage in the dialogue, and together, they build a commentary on the whole work and its teachings.
Perhaps no subject is more difficult to understand, nor more fundamental to human life, than love, and Priou offers a holistic interpretation of Plato’s seminal work on it in a form that can serve both as a way into the depths of the dialogue for serious students, and a philosophical challenge for experts.
Inspired by Plato’s own mixture of the playful, prankish, flirtatious, outrageous, and beyond, Musings is incisive and innovative in style and substance alike. It rewards those who wish to approach the real substance of Plato’s Symposium and its ultimate concern: the meaning of love in its many forms.
Paperback 5×8 | ISBN 978-1895131673
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