Phaedo by Plato

"Phaedo" is a philosophical dialogue that takes place in ancient Greece, where the main character, a philosopher, is awaiting his execution. The story is a discussion on the nature of the afterlife, the immortality of the soul, and the theory of forms. The philosopher argues that the soul is immortal and that we should not fear death. He also discusses his theory of forms, stating that the world we perceive is merely a shadow of the true world of forms. The dialogue ends with the philosopher calmly accepting his fate, illustrating his belief in the immortality of the soul.

The 990th greatest book of all time


Published
-379
Nationality
Greek
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
36,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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