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Erotique et politique chez Platon : Erôs, genre et sexualité dans la cité platonicienne

Abstract : Plato's theory of erôs is, along with the theory of intelligible forms, one of the cornerstones of the philosophy of dialogues. Recent studies on gender and sexuality in Antiquity have shed a new light on specific elements of Platonic erôs, and this volume aims at deepening our understanding of erôs within the moral and political context of the platonic city. Indeed, the Platonic erôs is not this intellectualized desire which we sometimes identify with the current expression "platonic love"; it is a situated desire, within the body and soul of the person, and whose functioning and effects must be explained. This volume brings together twelve contributions devoted to the study of this Platonic erotic with the method of history of philosophy, comparative anthropology, psychoanalysis, studies on gender and sexuality in antiquity. The volume has three sections: 1) Orientations, 2) Norms, prescriptions, transgressions, 3) Erotic community, political community, to account for the complexity of Platonic erotics and its link with the city as it is or should be instituted. With the contributions of Carolina Araújo, Ruby Blondell and Sandra Boehringer, Luc Brisson, Claude Calame, Louis-André Dorion, David Halperin, Annick Larivée, Juan Pablo Lucchelli, Paul Ludwig, Olivier Renaut and Klaus Schöpsdau.
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Olivier Renaut, Luc Brisson. Erotique et politique chez Platon : Erôs, genre et sexualité dans la cité platonicienne. Allemagne. 58, Academia Verlag, 2017, Academia Philosophical Studies, 978-3-89665-725-1. ⟨hal-01658899⟩



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