For apparently it makes no sense to say that someone has died and yet survived death. Socrates, however, would have none of it. In so far as the division of mind and body can be accepted, the worst pleasures, as well as the best, are mental—for example, envy, and many forms of cruelty and love of power. Socrates accordingly applies himself to this. 26:24. In this phrase, Plato seems—perhaps inadvertently—to countenance the view of a certain class of moralists, that bodily pleasures are the only ones that count. Thus, Plato’s theory deals with only the rational and the struggle of the soul’s immortality, it does not explain the facts and true functions of the soul. Starting things off on a rather morbid note, we are all going to die. Some quotations will make this clear. Socrates in face of death, as represented by Plato, was important ethically, both in ancient and in modern times. The body is seen, but the soul is unseen; therefore the soul is to be classified in the group of things that are eternal. Now life and death are opposites, and therefore each must generate the other. And thus having got rid of the foolishness of the body we shall be pure and have converse with the pure, and know of ourselves the clear light everywhere, which is no other than the light of truth. Plato was a thinker of his time and therefore understands immortality in terms of reincarnation (literally to be made flesh again). Let us see how the argument can be met in regard to mathematics. The second argument is that knowledge is recollection, and therefore the soul must have existed before birth. The philosopher should not care about eating and drinking, but of course he should eat as much as is necessary; there is no suggestion of fasting. A similar argument, he says, applies to all other ideas. Philosophers, Socrates continues, try to dissever the soul from communion with the body, whereas other people think that life is not worth living for a man who has 'no sense of pleasure and no part in bodily pleasure'. 4. But to the mystic all this is foolishness. Take the concept of equality. It has been suggested (for instance, by Snell 1975, 19) thatwha… The dialogue is primarily an argument for the immortality of the soul that Socrates is trying to convince his grief-ridden colleagues, and maybe indeed himself, of in order to prove that his execution is merely the separation of his soul from his body… and not his actual ‘death’. He must be entirely concerned with the soul, and not with the body. In fact, this is the only sort of knowledge (apart from mystic insight) that Plato admits to be really knowledge. Man becomes a purely sensual animal. An ascetic morality was the natural consequence of this dualism. Christianity adopted this doctrine in part, but never wholly. This is treachery to truth, and the worst of philosophic sins. After the death of Socrates, Plato may have traveled extensively in Greece, Italy, and Egypt, though on such particulars the evidence is uncertain.The followers of Pythagoras (c. 580–c. Plato is the classical source of philosophical arguments for the immortality of the soul. Socrates outlines his belief that the soul is immortal and therefore possesses all knowledge available; so there is no such thing as learning but instead recollecting information. When asked if Plato is successful in doing so, one might not be so confident with their response. Instead it's, 'is there a soul that sticks around once the body has checked out?' The first was that the creation of the visible world, if Plato was right, might seem to have been an evil deed, and therefore the Creator could not be good. The other time, ' Phaedo concludes, 'he was the wisest and justest and best. ', the. 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