Plato's "Phaedo" And The Frailty Of Human Nature.

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The author of this article maintains that there is a progression in plato's "phaedo" from argument and myth to action. In the dialogue, socrates is portrayed as a believer in immortality. How is that belief conveyed to skeptics like simmias? it is argued here that plato deliberately employs a variety of methods because men are not convinced by rational argument. Plato's depiction of socrates' own death is itself the final demonstration.

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Mendelson, A. (1981). Plato’s “Phaedo” And The Frailty Of Human Nature. Dionysius, 5, 29–39.

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