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Death of Socrates and the Life of Philosophy An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedo

ISBN-10: 0791426343
ISBN-13: 9780791426340
Edition: 1995
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 9/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.

Peter J. Ahrensdorf is James Sprunt Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Professor of Classics at Davidson College. He is the author of Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays and The Death of Socrates and the Life of Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedo.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Context of Socrates' Defense of Philosophy
The Opening of the Dialogue
The Opening of Socrates' Last Conversation
Socrates' Defense of the Philosopher's Readiness to Die
The First Argument for the Immortality of the Soul
The Argument that Learning is Recollection
The Third Argument for the Immortality of the Soul
The Objections of Simmias and Cebes to the Argument for Immortality
Socrates' Warning Against Misology
Socrates' Response to Simmias' Argument Against Immortality
Socrates' Response to Cebes' Argument Against Immortality
The Ending of the Dialogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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