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Subjects

Plato. Phaedo, Ancient philosophy in literature

Abstract

This paper argues that Plato’s Phaedo might be interestingly viewed as a painting: a landscape in three parts. This triptych is unified through the central question of the immortality of the human soul. This paper traces this conception of the Phaedo through an interrogation of the textual markers that might lead to an understanding of the whole. In the end, The Phaedo is seen as ascending from the corporeal to the ethereal.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13181

 

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