September 29, 2010 - Professor R. Lanier Anderson questions the characters Socrates claim in Plato's Symposium that we only desire what we lack. The excerpt is from a lecture from "The Art of Living," a first-year Introduction to Humanities course examines the ways art can lead to a well-lived life.
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