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Plato Phaedo

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ISBN-10: 052131318X

ISBN-13: 9780521313186

Edition: 1993

Authors: C. J. Rowe, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney

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Plato's Phaedo is deservedly one of the best known works of Greek literature, but also one of the most complex. Set in the prison where Socrates is awaiting execution, it portrays Plato's model philosopher in action, spending his last hours in conversation with two other seasoned members of his circle about the fate of the human soul after death. Professor Rowe attempts to help the reader find a way through the intricate structure both of individual passages and arguments and of the dialogue as a whole, stressing its intelligibility as a unified work of art and giving equal attention to its literary and philosophical aspects. The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/16/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

Christopher J. Rowe is Professor of Greek at Durham University. He has written commentaries on Hesiod (1978) and on four dialogues of Plato: Phaedrus (1986), Phaedo (1993), Statesman (1995) and Symposium (1998). He is joint editor (with Julia Annas) of Approaches to Plato, Modern and Ancient (2002), and has completed a translation of Aristotlersquo;s Nicomachean Ethics to accompany a new commentary by Sarah Broadie (2002).

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Introduction
Literature and philosophy
PlatoG++s conception of philosophy
The aims of PlatoG++s philosophical writing
The Phaedo and Pythagoreanism
The G++theory of formsG++
Platonic conceptions of the soul
Myths and philosophy
The Phaedo and the Platonic corpus
The text of the Phaedo
Select bibliography
The Phaedo
Commentary