Eros, Madness and Plato

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Eros, Madness and Plato

Spring 2021

Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza

Section: A

CRN: 8795

Credits: 4

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 seminar will focus on Plato’s Symposium, Phaedrus, and on passages from Book VI and IX of the Republic in order to investigate the nature of eros, and its relation to madness and philosophy.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021