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Immortality and Persons in Phaedo

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter is devoted to Phaedo. It attempts to explicate the account of the person in that dialogue along with the proofs for the immortality of the soul. In this dialogue, along with the claim ... More


The Soul: Ambrose’s True Self

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the disputed relationship between Ambrose’s theology and Neoplatonic philosophy, with specific reference to his account of the identity of the person. One controversial passage ... More


Classical Varieties

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence is associated with both Pythagoras and Orpheus, however. Plato is the most important classical source for ideas about pre-existence, writing about it in Phaedo, Meno, Phaedrus, Republic, ... More


Equal Sticks and Stones *

David Sedley

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes the form of a commentary on Plato, Phaedo 74a9-c6. This passage is the centrepiece of Socrates' main argument for Recollection, based on the example of seeing equal sticks or stones ... More


Explanation and Essence in Plato's Phaedo

Vasilis Politis

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter makes several proposals concerning Plato's discussion in Phaedo (95e f.), where causes or explanations are said to be or be based on forms or essences. It states that Plato's argument ... More


Neronian Exits: Writing Death into History

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how the earliest accounts of Seneca's death were shaped by the conventions of death writing in the Greco-Roman world, some of which were already in use in Plato's Phaedo and in the ... More


Plato’s geography: Damascius’ interpretation of the Phaedo myth

Carlos Steel

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter shows how Proclus and Damascius approached the myth of the Phaedo as a scientific text, with particular attention paid to their attempts to understand and support Plato’s remarks about ... More


Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics

Christopher Bobonich

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251438
eISBN:
9780191597084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251436.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Argues that Plato in his middle period (roughly at the time of the Phaedo and the Republic) had a radically pessimistic view of non‐philosophers: they could not be genuinely virtuous or happy, and ... More


Phaedo

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Plato's treatment of pleasure in the Phaedo. His position is consistent in the various allusions to pleasure throughout the dialogue. That position can best be described as an ... More


The Death of God

Krzysztof Michalski

in The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to Plato's Phaedo as well as the Gospel of Matthew: two narratives about death, and two visions of human nature. Christ's cry on the cross, as told by Matthew, gives voice to an ... More


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