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April 15, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

The People’s Book Prize – Spring Collection – Non Fiction “On the Nature of Love by Arthur Farnell…

On the Nature of Love (Subtitle Ficino on Plato’s ‘Symposium’)
By Arthur Farndell
Published by Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
Spring 2016

Honouring Plato’s birthday, a group of scholars gathered near Florence In 1468. After the meal, his ‘Symposium’ was read, and each guest spoke on an aspect of love. Ficino recorded the topics discussed, including ‘Ways of falling in love’ and ‘The kinds of people that make us fall in love’.

Author’s Biography

Arthur Farndell has long been a member of the team of scholars translating ‘The Letters of Marsilio Ficino’ from Latin, and has translated many of Ficino’s other commentaries on Plato’s Dialogues, published by Shepheard-Walwyn as ‘All Things Natural’, ‘Evermore Shall Be So’, ‘Gardens of Philosophy’ and ‘When Philosophers Rule’.


This is philosophy with a mystical dimension – one that is crucial to the original Socratic and Platonic teaching.” Faith and Freedom

is delightful to read and is imbued with a lofty love of wisdom and a dedication to divine truth that are inspiring.” Temenos Academy Review

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