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How two halves make a whole

Updated Thursday 16th July 2015

This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores Aristophane's story about humans searching for their other half.

Ever since that day human beings have been yearning for their other halves, the bit that’s missing. In Plato’s dialogue The Symposium, Aristophanes presented a light-hearted creation myth that explains it all.

 

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