2013-03-12

Eros vs. Reason

We believe that the real antagonism of Greek philosophy wasn't idealism vs. realism, but another more far-reaching and until today agonizing over: eros vs. reason; the real agony wasn't that of Plato and Aristotle, but that of the eromenos and the erastes.

Image after Kritios and Nesiotes' Kritios Boy (c. 480 b.C.) [pd] and Raphael's The School of Athens (1509-10) [pd].