Phaedo

Phaedo: Top Ten Quotes

“But the sensible man would want always to remain with one better than himself.” (Socrates) “I am afraid that other people do not realize that the one aim of those who practice philosophy in the proper manner is to practice for dying and death.” (Socrates) “For whenever it attempts to examine anything with the body, …

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Phaedo: Theme Analysis

Plato`s Phaedo makes a lot of interesting arguments that are well worth the time taken to contemplate them. Some of the principle arguments will be dealt with here by providing a brief account of their structure, and examining their validity and truth value, as seen by Plato and scholars of Plato.The suicide argument that Socrates …

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Phaedo: Character Profiles

Socrates: The central character in this story, awaiting his death in an Athenian jail surrounded by friends.  He takes up discussion with Cebes and Simmias on various topics.  Always in a good spirit, Socrates again fails to disappoint when he argues so eloquently as only Socrates can.  He faces death head on with no fear, …

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Phaedo: Novel Summary

SummaryThe Phaedo begins when Echecrates asks Phaedo to tell him about Socrates death, and Phaedo warmly welcomes the chance to remember his friend Socrates in the final hours of his life.  He says that it was an astonishing experience because although he was witnessing the death of a dear friend, he had no pity because …

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