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Author : Plato
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release : 1997
Page : 211
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781853264795
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"Symposium" gives an account of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire. The other dialogues collected here under the title "The Death of Socrates" tell the tale of how Socrates was put on trial for impiety, found guilty and sentenced to death.


Author : Plato
Publisher :
Release : 1887
Page : 213
Category :
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Author : Plato
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-09-08
Page : 116
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1118822684
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Raymond Larson's excellent translation of the dialogues that deal, respectively, with the nature of eros and the immortality of the soul are supplemented by careful annotation, a fine introduction, a list of principal dates in the life of Plato, and a selected bibliography.


Author : Plato
Benjamin Jowett
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-09-10
Page : 126
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9781502323729
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Plato's Phaedo, also known to ancient readers as Plato's On The Soul, is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days, following Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.In the dialogue, Socrates discusses the nature of the afterlife on his last day before being executed by drinking hemlock. Socrates has been imprisoned and sentenced to death by an Athenian jury for not believing in the gods of the state (though some scholars think it was more for his support of "philosopher kings" as opposed to democracy) and for corrupting the youth of the city. The dialogue is told from the perspective of one of Socrates' students, Phaedo of Elis. Having been present at Socrates' death bed, Phaedo relates the dialogue from that day to Echecrates, a Pythagorean philosopher. By engaging in dialectic with a group of Socrates' friends, including the Thebans Cebes and Simmias, Socrates explores various arguments for the soul's immortality in order to show that there is an afterlife in which the soul will dwell following death. Phaedo tells the story that following the discussion, he and the others were there to witness the death of Socrates.One of the main themes in the Phaedo is the idea that the soul is immortal. Socrates offers four arguments for the soul's immortality:The Cyclical Argument, or Opposites Argument explains that Forms are eternal and unchanging, and as the soul always brings life, then it must not die, and is necessarily "imperishable". As the body is mortal and is subject to physical death, the soul must be its indestructible opposite. Plato then suggests the analogy of fire and cold. If the form of cold is imperishable, and fire, its opposite, was within close proximity, it would have to withdraw intact as does the soul during death. This could be likened to the idea of the opposite charges of magnets.The Theory of Recollection explains that we possess some non-empirical knowledge (e.g. The Form of Equality) at birth, implying the soul existed before birth to carry that knowledge. Another account of the theory is found in Plato's Meno, although in that case Socrates implies anamnesis (previous knowledge of everything) whereas he is not so bold in Phaedo.The Affinity Argument, explains that invisible, immortal, and incorporeal things are different from visible, mortal, and corporeal things. Our soul is of the former, while our body is of the latter, so when our bodies die and decay, our soul will continue to live.The Argument from Form of Life, or The Final Argument explains that the Forms, incorporeal and static entities, are the cause of all things in the world, and all things participate in Forms. For example, beautiful things participate in the Form of Beauty; the number four participates in the Form of the Even, etc. The soul, by its very nature, participates in the Form of Life, which means the soul can never die.The Phaedo was first translated into Latin from Greek by Henry Aristippus in 1160.


Author : Plato
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-03-01
Page : 128
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0486111342
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Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Author : Plato
Publisher :
Release : 2016-06-21
Page : 98
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781534810013
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Phaedo, also known to ancient readers as On The Soul, is one of the best-known dialogues of Plato's middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days, following Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.In the dialogue, Socrates discusses the nature of the afterlife on his last day before being executed by drinking hemlock. Socrates has been imprisoned and sentenced to death by an Athenian jury for not believing in the gods of the state (though some scholars think it was more for his support of "philosopher kings" as opposed to democracy) and for corrupting the youth of the city. The dialogue is told from the perspective of one of Socrates' students, Phaedo of Elis. Having been present at Socrates' death bed, Phaedo relates the dialogue from that day to Echecrates, a Pythagorean philosopher. By engaging in dialectic with a group of Socrates' friends, including the Thebans Cebes and Simmias, Socrates explores various arguments for the soul's immortality in order to show that there is an afterlife in which the soul will dwell following death. Phaedo tells the story that following the discussion, he and the others were there to witness the death of Socrates.


Author : Peter J. Ahrensdorf
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1995-01-01
Page : 238
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780791426333
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Shows that the dialogue in Plato's Phaedo is primarily devoted to presenting Socrates' final defense of the philosophical life against the theoretical and political challenge of religion.


Author : Plato
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2003
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780140449280
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Presents a dramatization of the trial and death of Greek philosopher Socrates, written by his student and friend, Plato.


Author : Plato
William Whewell
Publisher :
Release : 1859
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Author : Plato
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2010-07
Page : 458
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1616403144
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The Works of Plato: Analysis of Plato & The Republic are original Cosimo editions of a four-volume work, translated and analyzed by Benjamin Jowett. All of the works contained within are also published as separate works, but the four-volume set has added commentary from Jowett, considered one of the best translators of Plato's works. There are three editions in the Cosimo set; Volumes I and II make up the first book, and Volumes III and IV make up the second and third books. This set is ideal for any scholar of Plato and philosophy, whether amateur or seasoned. Volume III contains Plato's works concerning questions of the soul, mortality, love, and piety. Also included are dialogues featuring Plato's beloved teacher, Socrates. Included in Volume III: Meno, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, The Symposium, and Phaedrus. One of the greatest Western philosophers who ever lived, Plato (c. 428-347 B.C.) was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Plato was greatly influenced by Socrates' teachings, often using him as a character in scripts and plays (Socratic dialogues), which he used to demonstrate philosophical ideas. Plato's dialogues were and still are used to teach a wide range of subjects, including politics, mathematics, rhetoric, logic, and, naturally, philosophy.


Author : Plato
Publisher : Collector's Library
Release : 2004
Page : 320
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9781904919100
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Each volume in this series has a full Introduction, including biographical details and a further reading list.


Author : Plato
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1993-08-25
Page : 192
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780300056990
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R. E. Allen's superb new translation of Plato's Symposium brings this classic text to life for modern readers. Allen supplements his translation with a commentary that not only enriches our understanding of Plato's philosophy and the world of Greek antiquity but also provides insights into present-day philosophical concerns. Allen reveals the unity of Plato's intentions in the Symposium, explores the dialogue's major themes, and links them with Plato's other dialogues. His wide-ranging commentary includes discussions of Greek religious, social, and sexual practices, the conceptual connections between the Symposium and Freud, the influence of the Symposium on later writers, and recent scholarship on the dialogue. Allen's primary focus is philosophical, however, and he succeeds in explicating the doctrine of Eros in Plato's Symposium so that the reader can see how wish and desire relate to Plato's moral philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics.


Author : Xenophon
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 201
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780801472985
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This book presents translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretative essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and foster further reflection in those familiar with his writing. "Apology of Socrates to the Jury" shows how Socrates conducted himself when he was tried on the capital charge of not believing in the city's gods and corrupting the young. Although Socrates did not secure his own acquittal, he profoundly impressed some listeners who then helped to shape the public perception of philosophy as a noble, if highly idiosyncratic, way of life. In "Oeconomicus," Xenophon relates the conversation Socrates had on the day he turned from the study of natural philosophy to that of moral and political matters. "Oeconomicus" is concerned most directly with the character and purpose of Socrates' political philosophy. Xenophon provides entertaining portraits of Socrates' circle of friends in the "Symposium." In the process, he conveys the source of every individual's pride in himself, thus defining for each a conception of human excellence or virtue. The dialogue concludes with Socrates' beautiful speech on love (eros) and its proper place in the good or happy life.


Author : Socrates
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-04-09
Page : 144
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781511519274
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The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel" . "Apology" here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word "apologia") of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions. The general term apology, in context to literature, defends a world from attack (opposite of satire-which attacks the world). Crito is a dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. It is a conversation between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito regarding justice, injustice, and the appropriate response to injustice. Socrates thinks that injustice may not be answered with injustice, and refuses Crito's offer to finance his escape from prison. This dialogue contains an ancient statement of the social contract theory of government. Plato's, also known to ancient readers as Plato's On The Soul, is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days, following Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.


Author : Plato
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-23
Page : 122
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781716633911
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The Last Days of Socrates presents Plato's dialogues Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo.


Author : Plato
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2007-05-11
Page : 460
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0486454657
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Presents authoritative translations of six of Plato's dialogues.


Author : Plato
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-15
Page : 72
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781976434044
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Phaedo also known to ancient readers as On The Soul, is one of the best-known dialogues of Plato's middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days, following Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.


Author : Xenophon
Plato
Publisher : Palala Press
Release : 2016-04-27
Page : 260
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781354816356
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Author : Katharina Bracht
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2017-12-04
Page : 330
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 3110434296
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Methodius of Olympus († ca. 311 CE) is regarded as a key author in 3rd c Christian theology. In recent years, his works have become objects of intense research interest on the part of Church historians, classical Greek and Paleoslavic philologists, and scholars of Armenia. The essays in this volume examine the current state of research, enhance our understanding of Methodius with valuable new information, and open up new research perspectives.


Author : Plato
F. J. Church
Publisher :
Release : 2016-01-15
Page : 94
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9781614279204
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