The Greek philosopher Plato created a Symposium and used it to show the perspectives on the nature of love the way he thought of it, Eros. People currently think platonic love means no intimacy is involved in the relationship between to people anymore; this was not what platonic love meant to Plato. The love Plato admired, more than other two, was when one man loved another because of their intellect or benefits, rather than because of his physical magnetisms. A love of the idea of beauty more than the bodily presence and love of a person is a reduced love to that of complete beauty, the ideal arrangement (Plato). In the myth of Ovid’s version of “Orpheus and Eurydice” the roles of love is described and expressed as Eros love more than an Agape love.
Socrates strove to find the truth in love. Socrates follows Agathon, claiming ignorance for himself in the matter of eulogies; he doesn’t know how to make eulogies, only how to tell the truth. Being encouraged to go ahead with a truthful speech anyway, Socrates turns his attention to Agathon and uses him to display his method of leading students to knowledge through questioning. The logic goes like this: Love is love of some object, love desires that object, one desires only what one does not have (one can desire the continuance into the future of what one already has though), and those who love do not have the object they love/desire. Agathon has said ‘the gods made the world from a love of beautiful things for there was no love of ugliness’, so Eros must be love of beauty and not of ugliness, so Eros then lacks beauty and does not possess it.
English 93 Ed’s Love or not Love Love is to want; to caring; to share with someone. In addition; romantic love is emotional attraction towards another person associated with love. Without the love relationship in both parties, it is only unrequited love, not a true romantic love. In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” Terri argues that despite Ed’s violent behavior he loved her. She says to Mel, “But he loved me.
English 101 Sarah Anacion Dr. Gomez Nov. 19, 2012 Happiness vs. Pleasure The ultimate question to life what every person is seeks is what is happiness and how can one achieve true happiness. Many feel that they have found their answer in belonging to the faith of their choice, but what is it that their faith teaches them that brings them happiness? The philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all have a similar view on what happiness is and how to achieve it. Aristotle's view is based on Plato's and Plato's is based on Socrates' teachings, this is why they are similar but they are all important and different with each philosopher's personal views and beliefs.
In order to be morally good, you have to know what is good. Because people often change their minds about what makes them happy, they cannot know what happiness is. To achieve happiness a person must know themselves. According to Socrates the greatest achievement is happiness and happiness equates to having harmony in oneself. Virtue is in a persons’ best interest, it is un-teachable much like happiness but still requires knowledge, the knowledge of one’s true self.
The history they had made the feelings for each other stronger. The aspect of love portrayed in this story is unlike the other stories; they do not have anything to do with friendship. The author, Kurt Vonnegut, uses the school of the blind to symbolize how Newt and Catherine were sort of blind about their feelings towards each other. Vonnegut also uses the mood, which is romantic or suspenseful, to keep the reader interested. In the next story, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” love is portrayed as obsessive.
I plan to incorporate the views of Socrates, Schropenhauer, Nietzche, and Allen to reach a conclusion of love being something that detaches from the self. Touching on the fact that there is reason in love. Because it is complex does not mean it is not explainable. Themes that will radiate in my essay will be reason in love, relational ontology (loving everything because God dwells in them), and what model love is. Structure the essay in a way that lists the authors different positions and definitions on love.
It’s hard to capture and understand the one true meaning that love holds, considering the influences of history, music, and media, but it isn’t just a general concept because it comes down to the individual’s emotions. According to George Boas, love is “a moral emotion, by which he seems to mean, at least in part, that love is animated by the same value that underlies morality itself” (592). Society as a whole has completely demolished the idea that one’s values should continue to be respected. Music and media today have stripped the moral views out of love and replaced adoration with a sense of obligation towards intimacy. The background and history underlying the inconsistent definition is sufficiently relied on the difference separating men and women.
There have been many complaints by boys and even men about how there is a lack of "good girls". "All the good ones are taken" or "I always find a flaw in them" are what they preach, but do they practice what they preach? No, it's a narrow and selfish route that they choose to follow. The majority of the male population dictates their "perfect good girl" as being cute but sexy at the same time, intelligent, fun, independent, outgoing, athletic, nice body, and so forth. There is always that same depiction of that good girl, but do the guys deserve it?
In their eyes Zeus rewarded those who are good and punishes those who are bad. Not many agreed with this idea because they could see unjust men flourishing and the just being left behind. So Justice had to of been a controversial subject for the people of Athens. Leading the controversial argument on justice were people called Sophists and their idea of justice, as we discussed in class, was we should be unjust if it is beneficial. In the Republic on page 15 Thrasymachus gives his opinion on justices stating, “I say that the just is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger”.