. . Diotima's Advice on Love So what does Socrates' "instructress in the art of love" have to say about the topic? Diotima Ladder Of Love Running head: LADDER OF INFERANCE 1 Susan Valliere Ladder of Inference, a Case Study Southern New Hampshire University LADDER OF INFERANCE 2 Abstract The case study given is a classic case where a patient’s belief, (real, false interpretation of facts) influences their behavior and is a barrier to receiving quality and/or appropriate care want to work with me? Several speakers give a short speech saying what they think love is; and then finally Socrates says what he thinks love is. Because engendering is what is forever becoming, what does not die in mortal life. Plato's Symposium and Diotima's Ladder of Love Plato's dialogue the Symposium is one of the key texts of the Platonic tradition: it relates a series of speeches made in praise of Eros at a party thrown in celebration of Agatho's victory in the contest of Dramas in the Festival of Dionysus. “It is the engendering and begetting with the beautiful. to give birth in beauty. One of the most famous passages in Plato’s Symposium and one that seems to receive the most attention in contemporary philosophy is Diotima’s Ladder of Love. There are six types of love, and each kind is put on a rung of a ladder. Love is neither wise nor beautiful, but is rather the desire for wisdom and beauty.” ― Plato, The Symposium .And why of engendering? His speech includes the speech of the mysterious wise woman Diotima who instructs Socrates in love when he was a young man. “According to Diotima, Love is not a god at all, but is rather a spirit that mediates between people and the objects of their desire. For Diotima love is both body and soul continually creating with others. Below is an extract from Diotima’s wise words. The issue is related to aesthetics since beauty is the most famous of the aesthetic terms, and beauty is the object of love. I came before the water. Diotima's Ladder of Love, also known as Plato’s ladder of love or Plato’s ladder of Eros is a philosophy of different types of love that originated in Plato's Symposium.Socrates had a speech contest of praising Eros, the god of love.In the end, they summarized the ideas based on the teachings of a priestess, Diotima.