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Phaedo
     

Phaedo

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Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. Hackforth

A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's Phaedo. This celebrated dialogue describes the last conversations in prison between Socrates and his friends. Socrates' bearing in the last hours before his execution, the devotion of his friends, the admiration of his jailer, and his reasoned

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Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. Hackforth

A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's Phaedo. This celebrated dialogue describes the last conversations in prison between Socrates and his friends. Socrates' bearing in the last hours before his execution, the devotion of his friends, the admiration of his jailer, and his reasoned conviction that the human soul survives the death of the body are all portrayed with moving simplicity and admiration.

Professor Hackforth here translated the dialogue for the student and general reader. There is a running commentary on the course of the argument and the meaning of the key Greek terms, and a full introduction to explain the philosophical background and the place of this work among Plato's writings.

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"An excellent philosophical commentary on the Phaedo. Lucidly sets out all the salient problems and controversies."—J.M. Dillon, University of Washington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605018904
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
506,667
File size:
153 KB

Meet the Author

Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 - 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy.

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Phaedo 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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joshwehe More than 1 year ago
A very dense and perplexing argument for the existence and immortality of the soul...and a great ending
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