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Platonic Love: The Concept of the Greek Philosopher Plato

Plato together with other Greek philosophers of the time in The School of AthensPlato together with other Greek philosophers and scientists of ancient times in “The School of Athens.” Credit: Public domain.

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato’s philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture — and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process.

Plato believed that love is the motivation that leads one to try to know and contemplate beauty in itself. This happens through a gradual process that begins with an appreciation of the appearance of physical beauty and then moves on to an appreciation of spiritual beauty.

Moving through these steps culminates in the passionate, pure, and disinterested knowledge of the essence of beauty, which remains incorruptible and always equal to itself: the knowledge of the idea of ​​beauty.

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