Our Beloved Filo-Sofi’a – Is she Dulcinea or Aldonza?
There is an interesting analogy between the illusions of Don Quijote and the Socratic vision of philosophy. Both envision a divine-like object to which they are completely devoted. Socrates saw philosophy (as he practiced it) as being a divine mission and the greatest good available to humanity. Quijote saw his lady as nearly divine in virtue and beauty.