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The Resource Eros unveiled : Plato and the God of love, Catherine Osborne

Eros unveiled : Plato and the God of love, Catherine Osborne

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Eros unveiled : Plato and the God of love
Title
Eros unveiled
Title remainder
Plato and the God of love
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Osborne
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few books on love can claim to make significant contributions to our understanding both of ancient views on eros and of its place in the Christian tradition. On the basis of a new and sympathetic reading of Plato, Catherine Osborne shows that the long-standing distrust of eros, rather than agape, as a model for the believer's relation to God in Christian thought derives from a misunderstanding of ancient thought on love. Focussing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics, and famous passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, she shows that love is not motivated by a need that seeks fulfilment. On the contrary, Dr Osborne argues, to seek a motive for love, whether in Plato's account or our own, is to pursue a philosophical confusion
  • To mention love is to mention the motive that explains our response of affection or devotion or desire; the response cannot be the motive for our love, but is an attitude that belongs in a vision of the beloved transfigured by love. It is for this reason that we have to restore the image of Cupid, whose mischievous darts picture the impossibility of seeking some further grounds or explanation for love
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowett, Catherine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Medieval
  • Love
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Eros unveiled : Plato and the God of love, Catherine Osborne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Bow in the Clouds -- 2. God is Love: The Word Agape in the New Testament -- 3. Arrows, Eros, Agape -- 4. Eros, the Socratic Spirit: Inside and Outside the Symposium -- 5. The Power of the Beloved: Aristotle on the Unmoved Mover -- 6. Friends, Friendship, and Loving Others: Aristotle and Aquinas -- 7. Philanthropia, God's Love for Mankind in Origen -- 8. Dionysius the Areopagite's Divine Names and the Meaning of 'God is Love' -- 9. Bonds of Love: Augustine, Dionysius, and Aquinas -- Appendix: Anders Nygren and Gregory Vlastos
Control code
30358628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780198267614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1642416
Label
Eros unveiled : Plato and the God of love, Catherine Osborne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Bow in the Clouds -- 2. God is Love: The Word Agape in the New Testament -- 3. Arrows, Eros, Agape -- 4. Eros, the Socratic Spirit: Inside and Outside the Symposium -- 5. The Power of the Beloved: Aristotle on the Unmoved Mover -- 6. Friends, Friendship, and Loving Others: Aristotle and Aquinas -- 7. Philanthropia, God's Love for Mankind in Origen -- 8. Dionysius the Areopagite's Divine Names and the Meaning of 'God is Love' -- 9. Bonds of Love: Augustine, Dionysius, and Aquinas -- Appendix: Anders Nygren and Gregory Vlastos
Control code
30358628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780198267614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1642416

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