Excerpt from Plato’s Symposium: A 21st Century Translation
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“… and so desire x is love if and only if x is for an entity z that is not possessed by subject y.” “But,” replied Agathon, “then obtainment of z by y means that x is not love.” “Ah,” said Socrates: “not as long as x for continued possession of z is true of y. Continued possession of z by y is futurous, and hence the proposition ‘x for z that is not possessed by y’ remains true.”
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