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September 19 - Essay: talk about what Socrates believes,...

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Unformatted text preview: Essay: talk about what Socrates believes, then what you believe. Mainly focus on Meno, but should mention Phaedo Arguments for immortality of the soul 1 st argument: Cyclical argument; all things alternate back and forth between opposites; therefore living must come back from dead, therefore soul must continue living and com e back to life Simple things, like forms, are invisible Cant see with naked eye, can only see instances or exam ples but not the form s themselves o Eg can see a triangle, but the form of triangularity is not visible The soul is also invisible When the soul is off doing its thing what are its objects, what is it doing? Contemplating? o Trying to acquire knowledge of the forms, contemplating the forms Are the forms indestructible, everlasting? Yes 2 nd argument: The soul contemplates the soul, not the particulars, so...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHIL 200 taught by Professor Mccall during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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