Importance of Love in Diotima’s Dialogue With Socrates in “The Symposium”


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Importance of Love in Diotima’s Dialogue With Socrates in "The Symposium"
(intro) This philosophical study will present an analysis on The Symposium by Plato. The basis of Plato’s dialogues reflect the intermediary tenets of love in ancient Greek thought, through the differing societal opinions offered by the leading philosophers of Athens. For instance, it is Aristophanes who argues a more comedic or cynical sense of love, since he represents many of the cynical views of mankind’s overreliance on physical love:
Yes, said Aristophanes, who followed, the hiccough is gone; not, however, until I applied the sneezing; and I wonder whether the harmony of the body has a love of such noises and ticklings, for I no sooner applied the sneezing than...
The end: Aristophanes and Agathon to view them as both being essential to a complete vision of love, which helps me to see the physical and spiritual needs that I can use to eventually help the sick and dying when I become a nurse. In this personal experience, I realize how it is important to favor Diotima’s vision of love, as it is a more all encompassing vision in the intermediary blending of the various speeches defined in The Symposium.
Plato. “The Symposium.” (2010). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved September 13, 2010 from
Customer: you can delete the intro and questions at the beginning of each paragraph, I did this to help you navigate through the outline you gave me.