Philosophy Talk | 139: Love, Poetry, and Philosophy

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139: Love, Poetry, and Philosophy

by Philosophy Talk

What is the relationship of poetry to love and philosophy?
Genre: Spoken Word: Educational
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For Plato, love and philosophy were closely related. Love of beauty causes one to contemplate the whole sea of beauties, including beautiful systems of justice and beautiful scientific theories. But Plato wasn't such a fan of poetry, arguing that it merely evoked strong emotions in a way contrary to reason. Noted poet Troy Jollimore, winner of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award, disagrees. He joins John and Ken for a spirited discussion of love, poetry, and philosophy, recorded in front of a live audience at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.


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