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Continuing from part one on Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love (1475), with guest Peter Adamson. Peter gives us some context in terms of other Renaissance theories of love, and then we're back to the text, considering the role of beauty in the theory and how this connects to our recent coverage of various thinkers on aesthetics.
We also fill out Ficino's neo-Platonic epistemology: How knowledge works given his multi-layered metaphysics whereby it's not just that there's a world of the Forms that somehow imprints matter, but there are these intermediate entities.
We wrap up by talking to Peter a bit more about covering A-lister vs. less famous philosophers, and how to rate fame and influence.
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