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The Names of Love

From the October 2001 Print Edition

Plato was no friend of safe sex, and latex would not have changed his mind. In his great erotic dialogues, the Symposium and the Phaedrus, Plato’s love is like C. S. Lewis’s divine lion, Aslan, who though very good is certainly not tame. The erotic desire beauty provokes, Plato tells us, is the . . . . Continue Reading »