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MORALES TRONCOSO, David. THE PASSIONS OF SOCRATES. Veritas [online]. 2011, n.24, pp. 69-91. ISSN 0718-9273.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-92732011000100004.

This article on anthropology, ethics and the history of philosophy, proposes from various disciplines the relation between fundamental aspects of the philosophy of the Platonic Socrates, such as the ethics and the erotic experience. Thus it takes, as a starting point, a text from the platonic Gorgias , where Socrates admits his two great passions, philosophy and his love to Alcibiades. The inquire proceeds, in the first place, to consider the civic piety of Socrates, namely his theological rationalism, that takes the form of a special practice of justice. In second place, it will show that, ironically, his effort to imitate the divine justice will contrast with the impiety of his friend Alcibiades, having paradoxical results in relation to the teachings of Socrates. This situation will generate new problems about the effectiveness of his theological ideas, ethical proposals and philosophical views.

Palabras clave : Socrates; Alcibiades; piety and justice; eros and philosophy.

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