And Purpose Of Virtue Meaning To Motima?

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WHAT IS THE OBJECT AND PURPOSE OF LOVE ACCORDING TO DIOTIMA?
Whereas many of the interlocutors present in the symposium are unclear / ambiguous in their presentation / definition of the dichotomy present between love and desire, Socrates recounts that Diotima proposes that “love” can be classified as the “desire” which is shared between two (people); (ideally) coming to forge a potent and powerful bond between them.
WHAT DOES DIOTIMA CLAIM LIES MIDWAY BETWEEN WISDOM OR KNOWLEDGE AND IGNORANCE?
In Socrates’ retelling of Diotima’s speech, she claims that human contemplation is what lies between wisdom / knowledge and ignorance; the pursuit of said wisdom / knowledge, more specifically, Diotima is adamant that this is what we should all strive
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Virtue cannot be taught traditionally; rather, it is gained (from a young age) through lived habitual experience (example: person bred / raised to value bravery / courageousness will grow up to value those ideals / follow / act upon them, find virtue / happiness / accomplishment in acting / being …show more content…
In describing various moral virtues, Aristotle speaks of ambition (in most virtuous / truest sense) as possessing an apt understanding / appreciation / acting upon of one’s one inherent honor / worth / value. This coincides perfectly with Aristotle’s adamantly expressed importance of being a “lover of self,” arguably more so important than loving others, at least comparatively speaking, for it is only through developing virtue within ourselves (understanding / appreciating / loving ourselves) that we may be able to form those similar, ever essential bonds with others. WHAT DOES ALCIBIDADES’S SPEECH REVEAL ABOUT SOCRATES? ABOUT ALCIBIADES HIMSELF? HOW DOES ALCIBIADES UPHOLD OR TEAR DOWN SOCRATES’ ARGUMENTS? (WHICH IS IT?) WHAT DOES HE WANT FROM SOCRATES? WHO IS “LOVER,” WHO “BELOVED” HERE? WHICH OF THEM DID YOU SYMPATHIZE WITH, AS YOU REAL ALCIBIADES’ ACCOUNT OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP? WHICH OF THEM KNOWS / UNDERSTANDS MORE ABOUT

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