Eros, Madness, and Plato

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Eros, Madness, and Plato

Spring 2020

Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza

Section: A

CRN: 6787

Credits: 3

Lovers of philosophy, of the laws, of spectacles, of boys, of the demos, of immortality, of beauty, of the Good, good lovers, bad lovers, mad lovers, tyrannical lovers, shoeless lovers and lovers with shoes… What should we make of eros in Plato’s dialogues? Is there one single theory of eros or do different dialogues offer different perspectives and theories? Is eros a rational desire for the Good, a maddening sexual passion, or a malleable desire and motivational source? This lecture course will focus on Plato’s Symposium, Phaedrus, and on passages from Book V and IX of the Republic in order to investigate the nature of eros, and its relation to madness and philosophy.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:06pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1101

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020