Apology and Phaedo: The Issue of the Soul’s Nature

Analyze Socrate’s Apology and Phaedo.

Do you think Socrates’s activities were worthwhile? Why or why not? Do you think the state was right to come after him? Do you see any way in which the texts are relevant to the philosophy of the human person? Throughout these dialogues, there are three different positions on the fate of the soul, which are defended at different points. What is Socrates’s view of pleasure?