Plato's Phaedo - 115a - 118a Summary & Analysis

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115a - 118a Summary and Analysis

Socrates notes that Simmias and Cebes will live to see another day, but Socrates begins his journey this day. Crito then speaks and asks for instructions about his children or other things. Socrates has no new instructions. He merely wants his friends to take good care of themselves in everything. If not, then they will achieve nothing.

Crito asks how they should bury him, but Socrates says that they should bury him as they like. For Socrates is identical with his soul, not his body. The state of his body after death does not matter to him. He wants his friends to pledge that he will not stay when he dies but he shall go away.

After this, Socrates gets up and goes to take a bath. Phaedo and the others sit and talk to themselves. They...

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