The Last Days Of Socrates: Phaedo

The Last Days Of Socrates Phaedo The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato s masterpieces showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers For its moving account of the execution of Socrates the

  • Title: The Last Days Of Socrates: Phaedo
  • Author: Plato
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  • Page: 288
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  • The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato s masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and pThe Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato s masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato s thought.

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    1. Celebrity Death Match Special: Plato's Phaedo versus Philip José Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go[Riverworld. Night. Numerous people are gathered around a campfire, including RICHARD BURTON, ALICE PLEASANCE LIDDELL, PLATO, BENJAMIN JOWETT, DANTE, DAVID HUME and FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE. BURTON is addressing the others.]BURTON: And for tonight's entertainment, as a unique favor, Plato has consented to perform for us Phaedo, his justly celebrated account of the death of Socrates. Professor Jowett [...]

    2. "Such was the end of our comradea man who, we must say, was of all those we have known the best, and also the wisest and the most upright." [March, 2013]The grand finale of the wise man of Athens. This was Plato's account of Socrates last hours before his death. One has to say that while the Apology is the most "pop-friendly" of the Socratic dialogues, Phaedo is the greatest, personal, and most human of them all. We are taught two things in this dialogue that have both set the tone of western ph [...]

    3. Το διαβάζω απο εκδόσεις βιβλιοπωλίον της Έστιας σε μεταφραση Ιωάννη Πετράκη.

    4. Phaedois the final part of Plato's (427-347 BCE) trilogy about the trial and death of his teacher, Socrates (469-399 BCE), and is preceded by theApologyandCrito . TheApologyis a riveting account of Socrates' defense against the charges, his reaction to the verdict, and then his reaction to the sentence.Critois a moving account of his reaction to an opportunity to escape his sentence. (I've written reviews for these in GR, if you're curious.) In this dialogue Plato has a young friend of Socrates, [...]

    5. Το έργο του Πλάτωνα είναι μια πραγματεία "Περί ψυχής". Το θεωρώ ανώτερο του αντίστοιχου του Αριστοτέλη, αν και δηλώνω προτίμηση στον δεύτερο. Δεν παύει βέβαια να πραγματεύεται ένα θέμα μακράν ξεπερασμένο, για μένα, για το τι συμβαίνει στην ψυχή μετά το θάνατο ή πριν την γέννη [...]

    6. ---Update 2017---I did a quick read-through of this while traveling a couple of days ago. What stuck out to me this time was Simmias's analogy of the soul to the attunement of a lyre. One of Socartes's objections is that the attunement theory is inconsistent with the theory of recollection, itself not established, but also that the attunement theory does not explain the soul's rule of the body. I am wondering: if the soul rules the body, is this not rather proof that the soul and body are inextr [...]

    7. Plato on life after death26 October 2012 I have noticed that a number of people consider that this text is the crowning piece that defines the Western philosophical method. In a way I agree and in a way I disagree. In one sense one can see how the idea of the separation of the body and the soul has come down to us and which has formed a major part of Western spiritual thought and in turn forms one of the bases of what I tend to term as our civil religion. However there are two things that it is [...]

    8. Actually, I read the Grube translation and found it excellent.This is the dialogue containing the description of Socrates’ last discussion with his disciples and of his death. It is related by Phaedo, who was with Socrates during these events, to Echecrates, who was not. The discussion begins with Socrates’ reflections on opposites, such as pleasure and pain, that define each other. This reflection is used to initiate a discussion on the nature of the soul and the nature of death, it being S [...]

    9. Socrates is dead. Phaedo has witnessed Socrates's death, and happens to run into a friend or acquaintance named Echecrates a few days later in the Greek city of Phlius. Socrates having had a reputation as an exceedingly wise man, Echecrates would like to know exactly what he said before his death. "Let's do this" no, my mistake, I think that was Gary Gilmore. Where were we? Yes, that's right- Phaedo, apparently a reservoir of stamina, obliges Echecrates by reciting everything that Socrates said [...]

    10. The Phaedo, though on the surface concerned with the immortality of the soul, also contains a very interesting explication of the theory of recollection, first brought forward in the Meno, as well as the closest Plato ever gets to both explaining his theory of forms and saying that God is an immaterial mind. The theory of recollection tells us that, when we see two equal objects, we know that the two are equal not in virtue of their actual equality, since they aren't actually equal, but in virtu [...]

    11. Thank goodness Plato idealized Socrates so much otherwise so much about him would have been lost. I kind of put off reading this one because I knew that it dealt with death and the human soul, which is a subject that hangs over my head on occasion. Big mistake! This was as wonderful as Plato's other works, I always give Socrates this kind of saucy attitude in my mind, he is so quick! I wonder how much of this was actually said or what just carried over from other discussions with Socrates during [...]

    12. „Și de unde să-l luăm, Socrate, pe descântătorul minunat ce vindecă de spaime, de unde, dacă tu ne părăsești?”

    13. Il n'était pas inutile de relire ce dialogue, habituellement présenté avec "l'Apologie de Socrate" et "Criton". Ce dialogue est l'un des plus célèbre du fameux philosophe athénien. Il relate la mort de Socrate, condamné à boire la ciguë par un jugement l'ayant accusé d'impiété et de corruption de la jeunesse. Profitant d'un sursis dû à un pèlerinage commémorant l'époque de Thésée, ses amis le retrouvent dans sa prison, et profitent des derniers instants en sa compagnie pour ph [...]

    14. Socrates' last discussion before being executed as recorded by Plato from the perspective of Socrates' former students, Phaedo The discussion expounds on the afterlife and the soul's immortality to which he presents four arguments: 1. Argument from Opposites - i.e. a perpetual cycle of life and death, when we die we do not stay dead, but come back to life after a time.2. Theory of Recollection - i.e. learning is actually recollecting what is already known3. Argument from Affinity - i.e. there is [...]

    15. En el ensayo Aquiles en el gineceo, Javier Gomá decía de Aquiles que este “elegía ser mortal porque la mortalidad es el precio que debía pagar para llegar a ser verdaderamente individual y merecer el título del mejor de los hombres”. En este diálogo Platón acaba diciendo de Sócrates que “era el mejor de los mortales que hemos conocido en nuestro tiempo, y además el más sabio y el más justo de los hombres”. Lo evidente es que ambos han pasado a la posteridad y Sócrates sigue s [...]

    16. A very readable and reliable translation from Brann, Kalkavage and Salem. Terms are translated consistently, and the glossary is a useful guide to understanding both the etymology of the words translated and the ways in which Plato uses the terms, as well as related terms. (Explaining in a succinct way the relation and differences between Being [ousia], beings [ta onta], the Forms [eide], and "looks" [idea] is not easy, and here it is necessarily over-simplified, but the glossary entry can be he [...]

    17. What I like about Plato’s dialogues is how accessible they are. Much of Western thought is based on Plato's writings, so you can’t get much more academic than that, but at the same time, Plato isn’t hard. You don’t have to have special skills or been formally trained in philosophy to enjoy and understand Plato. Pheado is one of Plato’s later dialogues so it, probably, represents Plato’s own viewpoints rather than Socrates’. As for the philosophy itself, I like the proofs for the pr [...]

    18. Phaedo would have been much easier to understand if he communicated with someone who had more brain capacity than a chestnut.In summary:Socrates: Bla bla bla!Cebes and Simmias: But why do you think that!?Socrates: Poop bla bla bla!Cebes and Simmias: Ohbut what about goop de floop?Socrates: No! No goop de floop! Poop bla bla bla!Cebes and Simmas: Oh. okay.Socrates: Do you understand?Cebes and Simmas: Nowe don't want to offend you because you're about to die.Socrates: I WANT to talk about this.Ceb [...]

    19. I am mostly annoyed at how unmoving Socrates ordeal is dealt with. This dialogue falls quite short with respect to its predecessors - Apology and Crito. Plato tediously explains death, after death, soul and man's perpetual search for immortality. The narration is bleak, which isn't unexpected but makes Socrates irritatingly opaque.

    20. ATTA BOY, PHAEDO!Alright! The final panel in my platonic quadriptych! It’s been a great ride through antiquity and I thank everyone who's joined me on this jaunt. It all started with my salacious review of the Symposium. Then a quick < ja accuse / > for the Trail and Apology, what did I say about Apology? Hmm, it eludes me. And now, the fightin' Phaedo!Again, again I think of the Renaissance scribe. (I’m a Renaissance fiend “But I am doing much better, thank you for asking”). I thi [...]

    21. Pening juga nak fahamkan premis ayat-ayat falsafah ni rupanya. Watak Khaidir & Hussin turut membimbing mainan emosi ketika pembacaan. Di awal/akhir setiap bab, disisipkan kisah 2 sahabat dalam penjara ni, mirip seperti apa yang sedang dihadapi oleh Socrates itu sendiri.Mujur la aku pernah baca buku Filsuf Untuk Noob, karya Dayang Sifar sebelum baca buku ni. Dapat la sikit-sikit gambaran awal dunia ahli filsuf & falsafah klasik ni macam mana. Ringkasnya, buku ini menarik.

    22. 3.5 stars [Humanism]Philosophical Method: 4.5. Philosophical Conclusions: 2 and 5. Plato's Phaedo deserves its status as a classic. Typical in its lively, Socratic dialectic that I love so much, Plato delivers some strike-outs, and one shining jewel in the rough.The Socratic method is almost flawless. It is based upon the idea of collectively asking questions about an idea, working through the logic of it via assenting or dissenting examples, and basing any conclusions only from the standpoints [...]

    23. Kind of a grab-bag of genres: philosophical dialogue, theosophical and theological discursion, geographical thesis, dramatic tragedy. The literary aspects here are great, but the philosophy is crippled by the mindset of its day: "I am assuming the existence of an absolute beauty and goodness and magnitude and all the rest of them. If you grant my assumption and admit they exist". A simple 'No' from the typically sycophantic Platonic bobbleheads that make up Socrates's death-entourage would have [...]

    24. In my mind there are 3 Socratic Dialogues which I categorize as the "Death Dialogues." These are the Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. In some ways the Phaedo is the darkest of the three, as it is in this dialogue that Socrates is actually executed. The meat of the dialogue takes place minutes before he drinks the hemlock. People talk about Ancient Greek philosophy as being "cold." I think by this they mean that Plato, at least, seems quite fixated on reason (logos) and moderation and bereft of emotio [...]

    25. Fascinant este discursul lui Socrate cu privire la filosofie ca exercițiul al trecerii în neființă. Prin asocierea plăcerii cu durere și având în vizor eliberarea sufletului de metempsihoză, mi s-a părut foarte aproape de mentalitatea budistă. În schimb, argumentele pentru nemurirea sufletului le-am găsit truncheate: teoria contrariilor pretinde că subiectul transformării e același (sufletul), pe când teoria reminiscenței e incompletă fără o cosmogonie (ok, cunoașterea-i o [...]

    26. Ottima lettura!!E' un opera che va letta assolutamente,soprattutto per l'effetto ottenuto.Ti lascia con il pensiaro che corre.Non è assolutamente un libro sulla morte,come si può pensare,ma affronta altri temi che oggi non hanno proprio risposte certe.Ho deciso inoltre che Socrate è un bel personaggio ;-)

    27. Socrates is a dick. He likes to hear himself talk even more than I do. That's probably why they killed him. It was the only way to get him to shut the fuck up.

    28. Plato writes so beautifully. I like how this one was set up starting far away, talking about Socrates's death from the beginning this does get a tad more complicated, more about death and such. However, Socrates brings up good points regarding the soul versus body, the soul being more important, and that all who are wise should welcome death. Maybe death is thought and literature Who knows? I feel sad that such a wise man is convicted for death when he did not do anything wrong, yet he has good [...]

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