The Phaedo - The Phaedo Background Death Immortality: Three...

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The Phaedo - Background - Death - Immortality: Three arguments: o The cycle of opposites (problems) Everything that comes to be is coming from what it is not Whatever appears in the world has this feature There are also opposites that never become each other For example… the inside never becomes the outside. So you have opposites but, you don’t have a cycle. If you can find the opposites that have changes within them but don’t become each other, a cycle, then why can’t there be more? o If there is at least one example. . there must be another Another example is that you live and then you die. There is no cycle. If you have one example, why can’t you have another without begging the question? Any pair of opposites, there are opposite things that become one another. o Argument from Recollection (problems) Socrates states that we know things that we did not learn in this life and he used the example of the slave boy. This is the hypothesis that is given to why people know things that they didn’t know they knew, like the slave boy. There are philosophers that believe we have knowledge at
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