Unformatted text preview: Since Socrates believed that the soul was immortal, then this life must only be for the body, and the body interferes in the pursuit of knowledge. Our body’s wants and needs lead us to wars and all things bad in Socrates mind. So if this life is for our bodies, and our bodies lead us to doing wrong, then this life must be a sickness, and in essence wrong. Plato’s metaphysics and epistemology are of an apparent world that is constantly changing, and an unchanging world of forms, or a perfect world. Our world is a poor copy of the perfect, or true, world. These ideas make sense in relation to Socrates last words. If our world and everything in it is a poor copy, and the soul is immortal, it wouldn’t be too far off to assume that after death we could experience the perfectness of the true world that is unchanging....
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- Spring '08