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re-cover nr.65

The Symposium - Plato

This picture was taken at the exhibition Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults by PSWAR, at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam 2009.

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the Academy in Athens. The Symposium is a philosophical dialogue written around 385 BC.
Platonic Love is derived from a concept of love in Plato's Symposium .


"To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way."

"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."

"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"

"And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul."

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