<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Phaedo (Plato, Gallop (David)) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../BookSummary_881.htm">Phaedo</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../../../Authors/P/Author_Plato.htm">Plato</a>, <A HREF = "../../../Authors/G/Author_Gallop (David).htm">Gallop (David)</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BookCitings_881.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Book</A></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_881.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><U>Cover Blurb</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li> Were you there with Socrates yourself, Phaedo, on the day that he drank the poison in the prison, or did you hear of it from someone else? </li><li><I>The Phaedo</I> is acknowledged to be one of Plato's greatest 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 seminal document for many ideas deeply ingrained in Western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought.</li><li>This new edition is a revised version of the Clarendon Press translation, and is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato.</li></ol></FONT><U>Synopsis of the Phaedo</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>57a-59c: Prologue.</li><li>59c-69e: Opening Conversation.<BR>& 59c-63e: May the philosopher take his own life? <BR>& 63e-69e: Why the philosopher should welcome death.</li><li>69e-107b: The Case for Immortality.<BR>& 69e-72e: Argument from cyclical processes.<BR>& 72e-78b: Argument from  recollection' of forms.<BR>& 78b-84b: Argument from affinity of soul to forms.</li><li>84c-86e: Objection of Simmias: attunement theory of the soul. </li><li>86e-88b: Objection of Cebes.<BR>88c-89b: First interlude.</li><li>89b-91c: Warning against 'misology'.</li><li>91c-95a: Replies to Simmias.<BR>& 91c-92e: Attunement theory is inconsistent with the theory of  recollection'.<BR>& 93a-94b: Attunement theory makes all souls equally good. <BR>& 94b-95a: Attunement theory is inconsistent with the soul's rule of the body.</li><li>95a-102a: Reply to Cebes: Socrates' intellectual life story. <BR>102a: Second interlude.</li><li>102a-107b: Final argument for immortality.</li><li>107c-115a: Myth of the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">Afterlife</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li><li>115b-118a: Death of Socrates. </li></ol></FONT></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12616.htm">Gallop (David) - Phaedo - Introduction</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Plato, Gallop - Phaedo<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PaperSummary_11110.htm">Plato, Gallop (David) - Phaedo</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Plato, Gallop - Phaedo<BR></P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><hr><br><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U> (see <A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> </center> <BR><HR><BR><center> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T02:42" pubdate>02/08/2018 02:42:45</time> <br><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A> </TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>