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On Plato’s Symposium

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Genres: Historical
Sub-genres: Non-Contemporary

Reginald and his friend Orson explain why they do not agree with Plato’s essay and why they think that Plato’s concept of love is the reason for deep-rooted prejudices in contemporary Europe.

Disclaimer: This story is a work of fiction. The Symposium is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. There are different interpretations. I present a summary and an interpretation on my behalf, fitting to my story. If interested to read Plato’s Symposium, please go to http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/pwh/symposium.html.

Written in 2009. Revised version written in 2011.

This story is copyright © 2011 by Dolores Esteban. The haracters, concept, and plot are original, and are the property of the author. Distribution is prohibited without the author’s written consent.

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