philosophy notes 8 - that the soul existed before birth to...

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Phaedo- Death Scene - Friends visit Socrates on his last day - He must drink hemlock at sundown - Nature of soul - Arguments for the Soul’s immortality: - 1. Cyclical argument- forms are eternal and unchanging and as soul always brings life, then it must not die and is imperishable. - 2. Theory of Recollection- we possess non-empirical knowledge at birth, implying
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Unformatted text preview: that the soul existed before birth to carry that knowledge-3. Affinity- invisible, immortal and incorporeal things are different from visible, mortal and corporeal things. -4. Argument from form of life- forms cause everything in world and all things participate in forms....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Alabama State University.

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