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[fee-doh] /ˈfi doʊ/
a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, purporting to describe the death of Socrates, dealing with the immortality of the soul, and setting forth the theory of Ideas. Unabridged
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  • The argument, as in the Phaedo and Gorgias, is supplemented by the vision of a future life.

    The Republic Plato
  • The local arrangement of the vision is less distinct than that of the Phaedrus and Phaedo.

    The Republic Plato
  • For in the Phaedo the earth is described as the centre of the world, and is not said to be in motion.

    Timaeus Plato
  • The proof is very slight, even slighter than in the Phaedo and Republic.

    Meno Plato
  • They are not more certain than facts, but they are equally certain (Phaedo).

    Meno Plato
  • In the Phaedo, as in the Meno, the origin of ideas is sought for in a previous state of existence.

    Meno Plato
  • But in the Phaedo the doctrine of ideas is subordinate to the proof of the immortality of the soul.

    Meno Plato
  • The Phaedo also presents some points of comparison with the Symposium.

    Symposium Plato
  • There are no means of determining the relative order in time of the Phaedrus, Symposium, Phaedo.

    Symposium Plato
  • And yet Simmias is not really great and also small, but only when compared to Phaedo and Socrates.

    Phaedo Plato

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