Stewart, Robert (ed.), philosophical perspectives on sex and love: contemporary readings. Rowman and

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1. Socrates believes that love is not beautiful because love by its nature can be strange. It desires what it cannot possess 2. 2. Socrates says love is not a god because god is not beautiful. He believes that love is not perfect like God. Therefore, Socrates analyses a class of temple prostitutes who developed some sexual activities in form of the god or goddesses and it came to be regarded as sacred 47. Explain English’s example involving adoptive versus biological parents. Adoptive parents take the responsibility of taking care of a child while the biological ones give birth. It is therefore not mandatory for biological parents to bring up children that they have born.(Page 392)

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1. Socrates believes that love is not beautiful because love by its nature can be strange. It desires what it cannot possess. It desires the beautiful and thus we could have female to female love as well as male to male love, something which he believes that this could play a central role in defining what is beautiful and good also He believes that homosexual behavior is valid and therefore the society is not obliged to deny it.. This rather undermines heterosexual relationships which are the formal ways that define love according to religious mystical education that he recounts from. (Page 100)2. Socrates says love is not a god because god is not beautiful. He believes that love is not perfect like God. Therefore, Socrates analyses a class of temple prostitutes who developed some sexual activities in form of the god or goddesses and it came to be regarded as sacred. He therefore questions the rationality with which the gods could have allows sexual immorality in their name and therefore believes that they are not beautiful in their thoughts. (Page 438)3. The ultimate object of love according to Plato is seen through not only on sexual desires that people feel for each other but love for humanity and fairness for all. Sexual love therefore makes one an object of appetite and therefore they feel attached to the other whenever they feel sexual urge. Therefore as one becomes an object of appetite, he/she eventually falls in love with the other person through the sexual cont

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