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Palermo

April 11, 2005

9:30 am

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Palermo
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David O'Connor

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Associate Professor of Classics

University of Notre Dame

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"Androgyny, Intimacy, and Conception in Plato's Symposium"

 

Despite their surface focus on male erotic experience, the speeches of Aristophanes and Socrates in Plato's Symposium in fact celebrate competing versions of an androgynous view of erotic love, integrating male and female. The competition between these two speeches is brought into surprisingly sharp focus by comparing them to the myth of Adam and Eve in the first few chapters of Genesis.

 

 

This lecture is co-sponsored by

Dipartimento di Filosofia Storia e Critica dei Saperi, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo

 
     
   

CENTRO RICERCHE TOMMASO D'AQUINO

Collegio Universitario ARCES

 

DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, STORIA E CRITICA DEI SAPERI

Università degli Studi di Palermo