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Phaedo is a very different Dialogue. It contains the moving account of the last hours of Socrates. Condemned to death by the Athenian court for impiety and the corruption of youth, he has been ordered to commit suicide. Friends gather around him on this last day, but even at such a moment Socrates chooses to spend the time considering the nature of the soul, whether it is immortal and what may happen after death. It concludes with a description of his final moments.
In Theaetetus, Socrates engages with a young mathematician on the definition of knowledge, the examined life, and how the active life compares with the contemplative life.
Translation by Benjamin Jowett.
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By Syllogism on 07-18-18
Audio Needs a Cleanup
The full audio of each of the three dialogues is present, however at the end of Phaedo, Theaetetus starts again and plays for a short period before the audio ends abruptly. This needs to be edited out. Other than that, the narration is beautiful and a great listen.