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Diotima’s Ladder: From Lust to Morality

Updated Friday, 7th November 2014

This animation looks at Plato's 'The Symposium' and Socrates recollection of Diotima's theory on beauty. 

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In Plato’s Dialogue ‘The Symposium’, Socrates recalls Diotima's teaching that the desire for one beautiful man's body is just the first rung on a ladder that leads up to the appreciation of the Form of beauty, and so is merely a means to the higher end of appreciating the abstract idea. Watch the short animated video below to learn more:

 

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