Compare Plato's philosophical proofs for the immortality of the soul with beliefs of the following r - Plato strongly believed that the body was just

Compare Plato's philosophical proofs for the immortality of the soul with beliefs of the following r

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Plato strongly believed that the body was just something that contained the soul, and he used this to support his belief that the soul was immortal and indestructible. He argued that something cannot be two opposites at once, for example big and small, and since the soul gets it’s life from the body, it cannot die. He also strongly believed in reincarnation, following in Socrates’ footsteps by assuming that everything goes through an eternal cyclic process. The soul, he reasoned, must also go through this process. He also believed that because we’re born with a knowledge of comparisons, such as equality, this is proof that our soul was pre-existing, and that because we can have ideas, which aren’t physical things, they must come from some sort of spiritual realm. ( Christian Denominations Project , n.d) One major difference between Plato and Mesopotamians and Egyptians is that the latter believed in many gods that they regularly made sacrifices and offerings to. They did believe in
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