Phaedo

Phaedo

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Plato's Phaedo is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the
Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's seventh and last dialogue to
detail the philosopher's final days (the first six being Theaetetus, Euthyphro, Sophist, Statesman, Apology,
and Crito). In the dialogue, Socrates discusses the nature of the afterlife on his last day before being
executed by drinking hemlock. Socrates has been imprisoned and sentenced to death by an Athenian j...
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