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Alcibiadesʼ Pedagogical Erôs?

(Original title: Alkibiadov pedagogický Eros?)
Filozofia, 2019, vol. 74, No 1, pp. 13-27.
Language: Slovak
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The main aim of this study is to point out the specific relationship between Alcibiades and Socratesʼ educational art in Platoʼs dialogues (especially Alcibiades I. and Symposium) and in Aeschinesʼ fragments. The contribution postulates the hypothesis that an essential precondition for Socratesʼ education to the virtue (to the aretê) is an erotic reciprocity, which manifests itself through the sight (opsis) from the eyes to the eyes of erastês and erômenos. For this rea-son, we are trying to answer the question: How is Socrates the philosopher educated by arrogant Alcibiades?


Aeschines, Alcibiades, Erôs, Love, Opsis, Paideia, Therapy