Two Types of Eros in Plato
Jacob Stump (Northeastern University)

April 13, 2021, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The New England Symposium for Ancient Philosophy

Amherst Center
United States


Amherst College

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The next meeting of The New England Symposium on Ancient Philosophy will take place on Tuesday, April 13 at 4:30 EDT, where we will discuss Jacob Stump's "Two Kinds of Erōs in Plato." 

Jacob will argue that Plato recognizes two kinds of erōs : erōs for a beautiful object qua pleasurable, and erōs for a beautiful object qua central to happiness. He will provide an account of how each kind of erōs is acquired -- an account that explains also how each of us comes to adopt a particular conception of the good (the first principle of evaluative reasoning). 

Jacob will give a short introduction to his paper at the beginning of the meeting, and then we will turn to discussion.  

The discussion will presuppose that participants have read Jacob's paper in advance of the session. The paper and Zoom link will be distributed to participants via email within a couple days of registration. To allow yourself time to complete the readings, please register at least 48 hours prior to the event.    

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