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Mcgill University Cebes’ Further objection Zain Alimohamed 260397495
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Platonic theory, as explored in Phaedo , deals heavily with the theory of Forms. Plato describes our world as the world of becoming. This is the world we live in and it is inhabited by particulars, which are simply echoes or shadows of their true nature, Forms. Forms reside in the world of being and are perfect, immutable and indivisible, they characterize concepts of our world (e.g. tallness, beauty or roundness) but do not formally interact with particulars. Plato’s argument is valid as it addresses all objections adequately and is consistent. In Phaedo, Socrates employs his conception of Forms and particulars in response to an objection made by Cebes that Socrates’ previous arguments only proved that the soul outlasts human bodies, not that it was immortal. Socrates replies to Cebes point in an explanation of the theory of opposites of Forms. According to him, opposites come from opposites and life and death are opposites. Socrates further explains that since the soul
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course PHIL PHIL 200 taught by Professor Prof.storrsmccall during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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