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Thus the question, not should I have sex but how should I have sex? This attitude towards sex had a paradoxical outcome. Far from being a free-for-all, as if ancient life were one long toga-party, it led to intricate debates about sex: hence the ‘how’. qxp 11/14/2007 12:28 PM 34 Page 34 42: Deep Thought on Life occasion, to the celebration of ideals that could compete with the toughest modern-day Puritanism. Pausanias, another character in Plato’s Symposium, compared the customs of various Greek cities regarding love.
He describes this process with a case study that mixes philosophy and biography, beginning with Socrates bumping into his friend Phaedrus. They lie down by the river and talk together about life and love. Conversing on these matters could not be easier or more natural to them on that day, since they are both in love: Socrates with Isocrates; Phaedrus with Lysias. This charting of the state of their relationships – the thing that lovers love to do – provides the raw material, as it were, for philosophical reflection.
First, pleasures only satisfy desires; they do not fulfil them – leaving people sated but sad. Second, people become slaves to these desires and so suffer the unhappiness of that enslavement. Third, this slavish unhappiness is exacerbated, because people find they are not happy even though they think happiness should be their right. ‘Happiness leaves us or we leave it,’ Rousseau despaired. The second problem was captured by the philosopher Bernard Williams, in a thought experiment. Imagine, he said, a world in which people could be shot instead of receiving parking tickets.
42 : deep thought on life, the universe and everything by Mark Vernon