Socratic Dualism

Socratic Dualism - these components to be called man. All...

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Steven Seage Professor Dobson 2/18/2008 Mind – Socratic Dualism Socrates has quite an interesting debate on the nature of the soul and the body. His premises are that even though something can exist in the same place and same time, the user, is the most important part of the situation. For example, a shoemaker uses his tools and his hands, but the shoemaker is the user, so his has rule over both his hands and tools, because the two cannot be separated. Socrates goes on to say that the body, soul, or both together, form a man. Since Socrates already decided that the user of the item is most important, we have to pick out the user in the components of man. The body is just the instrument so, the user of the body is the soul. However it is necessary to have both of
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Unformatted text preview: these components to be called man. All of these things are very important in the final death scene for Socrates. He has been sentenced to death and he must drink the poison. However, Crito suggests that he wait a while before he drinks it, and have sex and be merry. Socrates is much to smart of a man for this. He says that if he does these things he will seem like a greedy person, so he doesnt do them. Instead he spends the last hours of his life with family and tries to comfort his sons. His very last words are ones that ask Crito to repay a debt that he owed. All in all looking at both of these points together we can see that Socrates, by his death, proved to us that the soul is the user of the body....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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