Erōs Tyrannos: Philosophical Passion and Psychic Ordering in the Republic

In Noburo Notomi & Luc Brisson (eds.), Dialogues on Plato's Politeia (Republic): Selected Papers from the IX Symposium Platonicum. pp. 188-193 (2012)
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Abstract

In this paper, I explore parallels between philosophical and tyrannical eros in Plato's Republic. I argue that in arguing that reason experiences eros for the forms, Plato introduces significant tensions into his moral psychology.

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Suzanne Obdrzalek
Claremont McKenna College

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