Overall analysis and themes the phaedo stands alongside the republic as the most philosophically dense dialogue of plato's middle period it contains the first extended discussion of the theory of forms, four arguments for the immortality of the soul, and strong arguments in favor of the philosophical life. The phaedo is one of plato's dialogs in which the dramatic form of art achieved its highest level of development it consists of a series of conversations supposed to have taken place before a numerous audience. Plato's final argument in phaedo for the immortality of the soul is one of the most interesting topics of all time it goes hand to hand with the application of the theory of forms to the question of the soul's immortality, as plato constantly reminds us, the theory of forms is the most certain of all his theories.
Phaedo is plato’s literary and philosophical monument to the death, and to the life, of his master, socrates an excellent way to begin the study of philosophy is with this account of the end of the first member in the great trio in greek thought, as written by the second. Phaedo: theme analysis, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature.
Life and death are opposites just as sleep and waking are opposites out of sleeping, waking is generated, and the process of generation is in the one case falling asleep and in the other waking up by the same type of analysis, we may say that death is generated from life and life is generated from death. The word philosophy in greek means, literally, love of wisdom (philo sophia) the philosopher, then, is the lover of wisdom the philosopher, then, is the lover of wisdom socrates contrasts the philosopher with the lover of the body.
Lecture notes: plato's phaedo uc davis philosophy 1 g j mattey plato plato was one of the most important figures in the history of western philosophy in the early twentieth century, alfred north whitehead proclaimed that the history of philosophy is nothing more than a series of footnotes to plato (process and reality, p 39) plato was an athenian who was among the followers of socrates. In the remote peloponnesian township of phlius, echecrates encounters phaedo of elis, one of the men present during socrates' final hours eager to hear the story from a first-hand source, echecrates presses phaedo to tell what happened.
Phaedo is one of the dialogues that were created by plato, the phaedo tried to depict the death of socrates who was a great philosopher it was the last dialogue of the seven that he wrote in the middle period of socrates final days the others included theaetetus, euthyphro, apology, crito, statesman and sophist. Phaedo, apology, euthyphro and crito are known as tetralogy as they deal with the trial and eventual death of socrates phaedo, of the tetralogy is the longest and also considered the richest dialogue and is also important philosophically. An analysis of the topic of the phaedo philosophy early displacement in the house on mango street stages the early stages of writing a philosophy paper include everything organizational data warehousing you do before you sit down and write your first draft. An exact count of a dialogue's size the death of socrates falls at the almost exact middle, in number of pages, of the dialogues arranged in tetralogies an analysis of the topic of the phaedo philosophy as i suggest a recension is a selection of a specific text for publication.
Plato: phaedo the phaedo is one of the most widely read dialogues written by the ancient greek philosopher plato it claims to recount the events and conversations that occurred on the day that plato’s teacher, socrates (469-399 bce), was put to death by the state of athens. Dao le prof mark cronin hu 102 - hd april 2, 2012 the immortality of the soul in plato’s phaedo among plato’s dialogues, which serve to honor the realm of philosophy in general and socrates’s life in particular, the phaedo dramatically and poignantly portrays the death scene of socrates.