What Is The Good Life?

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Plato is suggesting throughout The Symposium, by having Socrates combine the ideas and refute previous ones, and by having Alcibiades enter abruptly (on page 61), that it is conversation which will lead to more pleasure than simply a one-sided speech...
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One must not only support one's own ideas; one must be open-minded, listen to others, and make judgments based upon rational thoughts. In one sentence, "?even if I'm only a listener, whether or not I think it will be to my advantage," extends this very idea...
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