ISBN-10:
0198267665
ISBN-13:
9780198267669
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love / Edition 1

Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love / Edition 1

by Catherine Osborne, Osborne

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Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love / Edition 1

This unique book challenges the traditional distinction between eros, the love found in Greek thought, and agape, the love characteristic of Christianity. Focusing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics,, and famous passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, the author shows that Plato's account of eros is not founded on self-interest. In this way, she restores the place of erotic love as a Christian motif, and unravels some longstanding confusions in philosophical discussions of love.

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ISBN-13: 9780198267669
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.59(d)

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