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Phaedo [Kindle Edition]

Plato , Benjamin Jowett
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Editorial Reviews


"An excellent philosophical commentary on the Phaedo. Lucidly sets out all the salient problems and controversies." --J.M. Dillon, University of Washington

About the Author

Plato (c. 427-c. 347 B.C.) was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied.

Product Details

  • File Size: 167 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00088DQ3M
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082S2Z2S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,157 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a quick read that promises the depth of an epic ... November 27, 2013
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If anyone is to doubt the spiritual and religious nature of the ancient Greeks all they need to do is read Phaedo. Plato has given us an account that not only schools us on the nature of the soul, but teaches us that grace and divinity are things readily attainable for the human being. I find it easy to see Western religion, particularly Christianity, in the writings of the Greeks. But the commonalities seem much more prevalent in Phaedo. The introduction by Benjamin Jowett is a useful tool for anyone coming to this with little experience in Plato's writings. Plus this is free for Kindle. It is a quick read that promises the depth of an epic. I highly recommend Phaedo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great mind resided in Plato. October 30, 2013
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I thought this translation was wonderful. It boggles my mind that Socrates (or Plato) should be able to discuss Heaven and Christian oriented concepts four hundred years before the time of Jesus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just some words July 18, 2013
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Plato is one of the wisest philosophers of our human world culture. His sentences are fresh and true nowadays as well. His works help us to look deeply in the eyes of Death - for example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suprising. February 1, 2013
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very insightful to the mind of the writer about the mortality and human nature of man, useful information i am able to discuss
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars December 29, 2014
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Everyone, from ISIS Rambos to Netanyahu to Kim Jong-il to the Pope, needs to read this.
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