For lovers like us, the Symposium needs no introduction. Let's focus on how Socrates understands "love" through the words of Diotima the priestess seer. With genuine Platonic love, the beauty of the beloved inspires the soul and begins our ascent into contemplation of the Divine.
It is short, so we will read Diotima's speech together.
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity." -- from "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," Wittgenstein
Discourse cheers us to companionable reflection. Such reflection neither parades polemical opinions nor does it tolerate complaisant agreement. The sail of thinking keeps trimmed hard to the wind of the matter. -- from "On the Experience of Thinking," Heidegger
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