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Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into mystical and aesthetic aspects of Platonic doctrine. Symposium attempts to find the ultimate manifestation of the love that controls the world, leading to mystic union with eternal and supercosmic beauty. Phaedrus discusses the psychology of love, resulting in the concept of the familiar Platonic "forms" as objects of transcendental emotion. Jowett translation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Love Early works to 1800, Soul Early works to 1800, Socrates, Rhetoric Early works to 1800