Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Origin of Love

One of my favorite pieces of philosophy is Plato's Symposium. When I think about this work, I believe in the ability of philosophy to touch on the sublime.

Here is a podcast, from the program Philosophy Bites, discussing the nature of erotic love from the Symposium.

For those who haven't read this dialogue, a great way to see how it has influenced our ideals of romance is to check out this clip from one of my favorite films Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

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