My book Plato's Phaedo: Forms, Death and the Philosophical Life has recently been published by Cambridge University Press (9 February 2023). The first paragraph of the introduction explains my basic approach:

The Phaedo is a literary gem that develops many of Plato’s most famous ideas and arguments, so it comes as no surprise that there are trenchant debates and deep disagreements about almost every part of the dialogue. This book argues that these debates and disagreements cannot be resolved so long as we consider the dialogue’s passages in relative isolation from one another, separated from their intellectual context. Many of the Phaedo’s ideas can only be fully understood once one recognizes how Plato is engaging with and responding to ideas in his literary, religious, scientific, and philosophical context. Moreover, the dialogue itself is tightly unified in such a way that one can fully understand its central ideas and arguments only in light of its overall structure. Even arguments that appear to stand on their own rely on claims made elsewhere in the dialogue. Carefully working through the details with an eye to the dialogue’s structure and aims, in light of its context, is the best way to understand it. And so, I have written this as a comprehensive treatment of the dialogue. This overall approach yields new interpretations of key ideas in the Phaedo, including the nature and existence of “Platonic” forms, the continued existence of the soul after death, the method of hypothesis, and the contemplative ethical ideal. Moreover, this approach shows how the interaction between the characters plays an integral role in the Phaedo’s development and how its literary structure complements Socrates’ views while making its own distinctive contribution to the dialogue’s drama and ideas.

You can read the table of contents and the rest of the introduction here

You can watch a video of an author meets critic session here, part of the The Shelves series run by the University of Turin. Federrico Petrucci and Suzanne Obdrzalek are the commentators. At the beginning, I provide an 8-minute introduction to the book.

In addition to the book, I have an annotated bibliography (which I hope to update soon) and a number of articles that follow a single topic across the dialogue (tragedy, forms, immortality and the soul, and asceticism). By contrast, the book works through the dialogue in order, discussing these topics alongside one another. My articles on the Phaedo are:

Annotated Bibliography on Plato's Phaedo

Oxford Bibliographies 2017, pdf [available offline]

"The Phaedo as an Alternative to Tragedy" [the only article contained in a single chapter of the book, chapter 2]

Classical Philology 118 (2023) publisher's site pdf

“The Unfolding Account of Forms in the Phaedo

The Cambridge Companion to Plato 2nd ed. (ed Ebrey and Kraut)

(Cambridge University Press, 2022) publisher's site pdf

"Sócrates como modelo y guía en el Fedón" [Socrates as Model and Guide in the Phaedo] [Draws heavily on chapter 1]

Translated from this English Version by Maribel Ramírez and Gonzalo Gomerra

La relación socrática maestro-discípulo, Transmisión y transformación (ed. B. Bossi) 

(Guillermo Escolar, 2022) publisher's site pdf

"The Phaedo's Final Argument and the Soul's Kinship with the Divine"

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 61 (2021) publisher's site pdf

“The Asceticism of the Phaedo: Pleasure, Purification, and the Soul’s Proper Activity” 

Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 99 (2017) publisher's site pdf

“Making Room for Matter: Material Causes in the Phaedo and the Physics,”

Apeiron 47 (2014) publisher's site pdf