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The Phaedo – the Mysteries of the Philosophic Death and the Philosophic Life

A short talk, followed by a reading and a discussion of a section from Plato's Phaedo

The Phaedo is a dialogue set in the prison cell in which Socrates awaits his execution: he and his close companions discuss the immortality of the soul, and its experiences in life and death. What emerges from these discussions offers us a profound insight into the challenges facing us – challenges which can only be addressed by our cultivation of soul wisdom. In the quiet of the prison cell, Plato lays before us a vision of the hero-soul striving, as always, to bring the goodness of noble truth to bear upon those who would engage with that quest for soul-wisdom. (Reading: Phaedo, 64a-69d)

The evening will start with a short talk which will introduce the Alcibiades, its important concepts, and the "story so far"; we will then read the five or six pages from the dialogue concerning the educing of truth from the depths of the self, timed to last around 15-20 minutes, and which will form the basis of a further hour's collaborative exploration.


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Date and Time:

16 May 2014 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
N1 2UN
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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£5 (student concessions) inc. refreshments

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