Erospedagogik. Från Platon till Areopagites

Kyriaki Doumas

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"Eros pedagogy. From Plato to Areopagite" is a philosophical-pedagogical essay which emphasizes the educational dimension in the philosophy of eros as presented by Plato, and further, through Neoplatonism, interpreted and introduced by Areopagites into Christian thought. At first the essay describes the theory of Plato on eros as part of his general system of thought and here the pedagogic elements in the theory of eros are highlighted. The second part of the essay focuses on how Greek thought meets Christianity and how thereby the concept of eros is transformed and receives new expression in the Craeco-Christian texts of Areopagite. Utterances of Plato and Areopagite on eros and knowledge are related to each other, and finally a synthesis of the pedagogic content in their thinking is undertaken. It is this synthesis that here is called eros pedagogy from Plato to Areopagite.
Original languageSwedish
PublisherDepartment of Education, Lund University
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NamePedagogiska Rapporter
ISSN (Print)0348-369X

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Educational Sciences


  • neoplatonism
  • Plato
  • apofatism
  • paideia
  • Eros
  • pedagogy
  • christianity

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