Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and index.
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Introduction The problem of Socrates : Kierkegaard and Nietzsche Kierkegaard : Socrates vs. the God Nietzsche : call for an artistic Socrates Plato's Socrates Love, generation, and political community (the Symposium) The prologue Phaedrus' praise of nobility Pausanias' praise of law Eryximachus' praise of art Aristophanic comedy Tragic victory Socrates' turn Socrates' prophetess and the daemonic Love as generative Alcibiades' dramatic entrance Alcibiades' images of Socrates Alcibiades' praise of Socrates' virtues Aftermath The incompleteness of the Symposium Self-knowledge, love, and rhetoric (Plato's Phaedrus) The setting Non-lovers (Lysias' speech and Socrates' first speech) Souls and their fall Lovers and their ascent Prayer to love Contemporary rhetoric and politics A genuine art of rhetoric Writing Prayer to Pan Who is a friend? (the Lysis) Joining the group Getting acquainted Seeking a friend Are friends the ones loving, the ones loved, or both? Are likes friends? Are unlikes friends? Are those who are neither good nor bad friends to the good? Are the kindred friends? Who might friends be? Friendly communities Socratic philosophizing Socrates' youthful search for cause Socrates' second sailing and the ideas Piety, poetry, and friendship.