[Milton-L] Adam's better half

richard strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Sat Aug 14 16:20:48 EDT 2010

Re Plato, everyone should just read Aristophanes' speech in the Symposium, where 
this story is very clearly told.

Ideologically, the great thing about the story is that it equates the sexual 
"identities":   homo male; homo female; hetero.  All have same status, same story.

Psychologically, accounts for loneliness, longing, vulnerability (see Nussbaum in 
Fragility of Goodness).

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