Plato: Phaedo (Cambridge edition) / Edition 1

Plato: Phaedo (Cambridge edition) / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 052131318X

ISBN-13: 9780521313186

Pub. Date: 09/16/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The…  See more details below

Overview

Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The comparative beginner is not neglected, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521313186
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/16/1993
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
1,030,965
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Literature and philosophy; 2. Plato's conception of philosophy; 3. The aims of Plato's philosophical writing; 4. The Phaedo and Pythagoreanism; 5. The 'theory of forms'; 6. Platonic conceptions of the soul; 7. Myths and philosophy; 8. The Phaedo and the Platonic corpus; 9. The text of the Phaedo; 10. Select bibliography; The Phaedo; Commentary.

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