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Index absolute knowledge, 110–111 Agathon, 28–29, 40–45 aischros, 32 Alcibiades, 52, 56, 60–62, 85, 132–133 Alcmaeon, 89 Andenken, 120 Antiphon, 95 Apollodorus, 28 Apology, 26, 131, 132 appearance and beauty, 19–21, 36–37 Aristodemus, 28–29 Aristophanes, 34, 37–41, 60, 100 Aristotle, 47, 76, 105, 142n10 Aufhebung, 43–44, 46, 55 beauty: appearance and, 19–21, 36–37; connection to eros, 29–30, 34, 41–42, 46–47, 48–49, 63; connotative definition of, 17, 22–23; creativity and, 42– 43, 48, 49–52; deception/illusion and, 20–21; denotive definition of, 17–18, 22–23; dialogues in defining, 1–8, 12, 24–26; existential experience of, 3; as experience and being, 3, 81–85, 89, 120; female, 15–16, 45–46; goodness and, 22–23, 47; inner, 50–51, 97–99; love of, 42, 78; of nature, 65–66; nature of the soul and, 74–81; non-discursive dimension of, 4, 17–18, 56–57, 82, 87– 88; objections to formulations of, 16– 17; philosophy of, 89–90; physical, 36– 37, 52–54; as pleasures of sight and hearing, 23–24, 81–82; potential objects of, 15, 53; as power, 22, 82–83, 138n10; relativism and, 76, 84–85; shining, 83; of sophistry, 11–12; of the soul, 54–55; stages in ascent of, 52–55, 112–113; su√ering and, 117; usefulness and, 21–22; virtue and, 59–60, 84, 112–113; youth and, 95–99 being versus appearance, 20 Bury, R. G., 100 Callippus, 100 Charmides, 8, 73, 105–106, 126 childbirth, 45, 50 connotative definition of beauty, 17, 22–23 creativity, 42–43, 48, 49–51; immortality and, 51–52 dangers of eros, 31–32, 70–71, 139n4 Dasein, 44 deception and beauty, 20–21 definitional dialogues, 1–8, 24–26 denotive definition of beauty, 17–18, 22– 23 148 ⭈ index Derrida, Jacques, 122, 133 Descartes, René, 36, 134 dialogues: definitional, 1–8, 24–26; depth and focus, 2; indirect issues addressed by, 2; as reminders, 133–134; subjectivity in, 127–129; ‘‘unsaid’’ in, 2–3 Dion, 101–102, 132 Dionysus, 92–93, 103–104, 113, 132 Diotima, 3, 14, 32, 42, 45, 96, 106, 140n23, 141n25; on beautiful souls, 54–55; on creativity, 42–43, 48, 49–52; on eros and beauty, 48–49; on female eros, 45–46; as a foreigner, 46; form of beauty described by, 56–59; on hierarchical eros, 46–47; on human nature, 46–47; on origins of eros, 47–48; on physical beauty, 52–54; on virtue, 59– 60, 112–113 disease, 35–37 divine madness, eros as, 69–73 drugs, 122–123 dwelling-with, 106 Edelstein, Ludwig, 5, 101, 102 eidolon, 108 elenchus, 10, 11, 19, 41, 43 episteme, 108–112 epistemen, 108 eporoumen, 11 eros: benefits of, 29–32; beyond personal love, 34–35; connection to beauty, 29–30, 34, 41–42, 46–47, 48– 49, 63; creativity and, 42–43, 48; cynicism toward, 69–71; dangers of, 31– 32, 70–71, 139n4; as divine madness, 69–73; the gods and, 74–79, 84–85; health and, 35–36; human nature and, 37–40, 46–47; as irrational, 69–72; as love of something lacking, 43–45, 141n30; nature of the soul and, 80–81; between non-lovers, 66; origins of, 47– 48; pederasty and, 32–33; physical beauty and, 36–37, 52–54; Protagorean relativism and, 31; self-knowledge and, 40–41; sexual desire and, 85–86; sexual orientation and, 31–32, 38–40; shameful and diseased, 35–36; temporality and, 44; wisdom and, 42–43; of women, 45–46, 83, 139n7 Eryximachus, 34–37, 42, 67, 68 Euthyphro, 8 experience, beauty as, 3, 81–85, 89, 120 finite knowledge, 88–89, 109 form of beauty, 56–59 Gadamer, Hans-Georg, 110 genocide, 137n1 Glaucon, 28 gods,the,38,74–79,84–85,111,118–119 gold, 16, 17 goodness and beauty, 22–23, 47 health, 35–36 hearing, 23–24 heavens, the, 74–76 Hegel, Georg W. F., 1, 88, 134 Heidegger, Martin, 2, 44, 94, 120, 144n11 Heraclitus, 106 heterosexuality, 31–32, 38–40 Hippias Major, 64, 65, 77, 89; on appearance, 19–21; authenticity as Platonic writings, 5; on beautiful women, 15–16; beauty defined in, 12, 13, 56, 58, 87; characters of, 8–9; connotative definition of beauty in, 17, 22–23; on deception/illusion, 20–21; definitional dialogue and, 1–2; denotive de...


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