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Diotima Teaches Socrates Love

Socrates: "Wise Diotima, I have a question about the nature of love, and I've heard that you are learned in its ways. "
Diotima: "Certainly, Socrates, i will now initiate you into the greater mysteries of love."

Diotima: "he who wishes to know the nature of love should love first one fair form, and then many, and learn the connection of them; and from beautiful bodies he should proceed to beautiful minds.

Diotima: "And then to the beauty of laws and institutions, until he perceives that all beauty is of one kindred; and from institutions he should go on to the sciences."

Diotima: "Until at last the vision is revealed to him of a single science of universal beauty, and then he will behold the everlasting nature which is the cause of all, and will be near the end."

Diotima: "And in the contemplation of that supreme being of love he will behold beauty, not with the bodily eye, but with the eye of the mind"

Diotima: "This will bring forth true creations of virtue and wisdom, and be the friend of God and heir of immortality. "

Socrates: "Okay, uh, that's cool i guess, but actually my question was: “can loverboys still be attractive if they've grown beards?”"
Oracle of Delphi: "also, no one is Athens is hornier than Socrates."

Diotima was a philosopher who Plato wrote about in Symposium. She was the one who apparently taught Socrates about love, and more or less gave him the concecpt of Platonic Love, and in fact her ideas on love give a basis for the Plato's concept of Forms in general. It should probably be called Diotimic Love really, but you know how it is, some man always gets the credit.

Diotima was a philosopher who Plato wrote about in Symposium. She was the one who apparently taught Socrates about love, and more or less gave him the concecpt of Platonic Love, and in fact her ideas on love give a basis for the Plato's concept of Forms in general. It should probably be called Diotimic Love really, but you know how it is, some man always gets the credit.

Philosophers in this comic: Socrates, Diotima of Mantinea
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