What Is The Object And Purpose Of Love Essay

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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 for as individuals; keeping ourselves open minded to accept that we don’t, in fact, know all the answers, and seeking to enlighten ourselves through the very pursuit of said wisdom / knowledge.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE MEANINGS OF THE CLAIM (SYMPOSIUM 206C-207A) THAT “ALL OF US ARE PREGNANT?”
Diotima’s speech to Socrates related back to the symposium, places great / pivotal importance in the idea of pregnancy; whether in body, through means of expressed sexuality, or in mind, through the shared blossoming and birth of new ideas; in which it is said we are immortalized, in a sense, even after we come to pass.
HOW, ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE, DO WE BECOME VIRTUOUS? According to Aristotle, virtue is, above all else, the pursuit of following, in…

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