The Divine Comedy: Love in Heaven and in Hell (Kintore College talk + Q&A)

Kintore College invited me to give a talk on love as the driving force of human existence as part of their Philosophy and Literature program. Since many found it useful I decided to repost it on my channel, also including the Q&A section at the end.

In this talk I discuss love within the frame of Dante’s Divine Comedy, C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce and Plato’s Symposium.

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00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:25 – Contents & context
00:01:20 – Love in Dante’s Comedia
00:12:54 – The Great Divorce & pulling others in our love
00:16:40 – Dante’s story
00:25:08 – The meaning of God in the Trinity
00:28:54 – Plato’s Symposium: Socrates and Alcibiades
00:31:50 – Love that ascends and descends
00:33:08 – Q&A section
00:33:29 – How can we help others?
00:36:07 – How do these loves bring us to a higher good?
00:38:33 – How do you know your love is appropriate?
00:43:00 – Outro


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