Answer to Question #166286 in Philosophy for Ashpreet kaur

Question #166286

Plato uses the metaphor of a human being who is sliced in half and then longs for their other half to symbolize the characteristics of erotic love. What are these characteristics and how does the metaphor symbolize them?


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2021-02-25T05:30:03-0500

Plato uses the metaphor ‘androgynous’ for a human being who is sliced in half and then longs for their other half to symbolize the characteristics of erotic love.The characteristics that symbolize androgynous are both sexes, combined toughness and gentleness, assertiveness and nurturing behaviour.


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