Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 41 (2):227-245 (2016)

This article proposes a study on love as an ambivalent experience that incorporates, along with the pleasant, essentially pain, and whose experience requires preparation and self-knowledge. To do this, I have taken as a starting point fragment 130 of sappho and the Platonic notion of soul of Phaedrus, to culminating in a reconsideration of pain as a necessary experience that allows the understanding of what sappho’s calls “bittersweet” love. The erotic suffering is considered in two ways: from the deep pain that leads to the abyss, to the pain that is in balance with “the sweetness” of love.
Keywords Plato.  Eros  sappho  dolor  Pain  conocimiento  Love  Knowledge  Platón.  safo
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