What is Apollo’s Band? Socratic Eschatology and Theology in Phaedo 63b

Р.В. Светлов

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Abstract

The “other gods” of the Phaedo are not those astral entities created by the Demiurge to fashion and foster the souls of mortals as mentioned in the Timaeus (41a–d). It might be hypothesized that Plato’s texts (the Phaedo among them) implicated the grounds for later theological hierarchies typical for the Neoplatonics. However, the question of a divine hierarchy, in case of the Phaedo, is not one of an abstractly theological kind, but rather reveals a real existential pith.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-219
JournalПЛАТОНОВСКИЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Plato
  • Phaedo
  • Plato’s theology

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