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Socrates is in prison, sentenced to die when the sun sets. In this final conversation, he asks what will become of him once he drinks the poison prescribed for his execution. Socrates and his friends examine several arguments designed to prove that the soul is immortal. This quest leads him to the broader topic of the nature of mind and its connection not only to human existence but also to the cosmos itself. What could be a better way to pass the time between now and the sunset?

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yep, well read and nice story and convenient. would recommend again 5/7. . . .. .

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  • 01-03-2017

Wonderful

I'm a college student and am doing a paper on Socrates. This was very helpful in speeding up the reading process. The narrator's voice was hard to listen to at first, but I got used to it and ended up loving it near the end. Would recommend to anyone wanting to listen to Plato's works

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  • Benjamin
  • 12-09-2018

absolutely mind blowing

It's far from an easy read but definitely worth while. Will recommend and read again.

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  • Leo
  • 18-02-2018

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Thought provoking and well performed. Ray child’s has done a great job performing as Socrates.

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  • robert
  • 12-05-2017

a must hear!

This classic work has never been more needed than today. The fear of death and notion of happiness through materialism is easily demolished by Socrates /Plato . I found myself thinking this should be required reading or hearing for the baby boomer generation. The performance was outstanding!

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  • hekmat
  • 28-03-2017

pleasant conversation

although short but deeply intellectual conversation. what is the name socartes actor?he is really good!

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  • Greg Gauthier
  • 12-04-2018

Well performed, but weak translation and editing

I really enjoy the performances of the troupe that did this series of recordings of the Dialogues, but the translations are odd, only vaguely follow the Jowett, and are often edited so as to remove entire passages. Sadly, there is no better version of the Phaedo.