PHIL-105 FA2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Eryximachus

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American University
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PHIL - PHILOSOPHY
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PHIL-105 FA2
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Lecture Notes 1/31/2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
12:58 PM
Our words implicate us within our social networks
Words like love have a certain significance for different people
Phaedrus says that love is one of the most ancient gods with an obscure origin but wise and mystical in
nature
Promotes virtue especially courage and sacrifice
You are much more ashamed to do something wrong in front of someone you love
because you care about how they view you
There is something about going down to hell and back for someone
The experience of sharing a world with someone in which you figure centrally
There is a connection between love and virtue and you are more likely to be virtuous when you
are in love
Pausanias says that there are two species (types) of love (heavenly and common)
Heavenly is wiser and has to do with a love of wisdom
Permanent and more focused on the soul and the mind
This love lasts much longer
Common is more physical
Common is much more temporary and is superficial
Directed towards the body
More about sexual gratification
Importantly, heavenly is virtuous and common is shameful
Today, common love is more often referred to as only lust and isn't consider to be love at all but
it is problematic that he did refer to the lust as love at all
Laws and customs
Aristophanes starts to get hiccups so he has Eryximachus goes next instead after giving him advice on
how to deal with the hiccups
Eryximachus says that love is the universal principle of everything and even plants and animals have it in
their lives
A good and bad love exists within the world
You need to maintain the proper love and rid yourself of the diseased love
All about harmony/rhythm and a relations of attraction between opposites
Universal love that directs things (order of things)
Chaos came first and love was the ordering principle from earlier
Love has a sense and an order to it
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Our words implicate us within our social networks. Words like love have a certain significance for different people. Phaedrus says that love is one of the most ancient gods with an obscure origin but wise and mystical in nature. You are much more ashamed to do something wrong in front of someone you love because you care about how they view you. There is something about going down to hell and back for someone. The experience of sharing a world with someone in which you figure centrally. There is a connection between love and virtue and you are more likely to be virtuous when you are in love. Pausanias says that there are two species (types) of love (heavenly and common) Heavenly is wiser and has to do with a love of wisdom. Permanent and more focused on the soul and the mind. Common is much more temporary and is superficial. Importantly, heavenly is virtuous and common is shameful.