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Plato's Phaedo Summary
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Plato's Phaedo Summary

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The Phaedo is one of the great works of philosophy, written by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato about the last days of his teacher, the historical figure Socrates. The Phaedo is a Socratic dialogue, which is a particular sub-genre of philosophical literature in which Plato uses Socrates's discussions with various citizens of Athens to inquire into various philosophical issues. The Socratic dialogues are among the first known works of philosophy and more or less inaugurated the entire practice of philosophy that continues to this day.

Little is known about Socrates. He is thought to have lived between 469 and 399 B.C. He was an Athenian citizen who spent his days wandering Athens and questioning its important citizens on philosophical issues. All of what is known about Socrates is second-hand and most of it is disputed, but his famous trial and death, caused by the accusation of the Athenians that...

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