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Summary of Plato’s Phaedo

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In the Phaedo, Socrates defends the immortality of the soul and gives an account of the purpose of the philosophical life. The book follows the pattern of an epic poet and resembles an entrance and a return. We can divide the text into x parts:   The Theseus Myth (57a) – Santa Maria Trailer Socrates is not concerned about pleasure and pain while waiting

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