Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Oxford University Press (1994)
This unique book challenges the traditional distinction between eros, the love found in Greek thought, and agape, the love characteristic of Christianity. Focusing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics,, and famous passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, the author shows that Plato's account of eros is not founded on self-interest. In this way, she restores the place of erotic love as a Christian motif, and unravels some longstanding confusions in philosophical discussions of love.
Keywords Love History  Philosophy, Ancient  Philosophy, Medieval
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $10.93 used (78% off)   $37.99 new (23% off)   $48.95 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number BD436.O82 1994
ISBN(s) 0198267665
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,667
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Pinhas Luzon (2015). The Eros of Counter Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education 49 (4):n/a-n/a.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

71 ( #48,086 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

17 ( #43,751 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.