Eros, Madness and Plato

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Eros, Madness and Plato
Fall 2023
Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza
Section: A

CRN: 15715

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 (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:34pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 202
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023