Plato’s “Phaedo” on Immortality of the Soul


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Plato's "Phaedo" on Immortality of the Soul
In Phaedo by Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher presents various arguments for the immortality of the soul. The following discussion explains one of the main supporting arguments, the Argument of Recollection. In addition, consideration is also given for the objection of Cebes as presented in his discourse with Socrates. Ultimately, discussion works towards a critical commentary expressing my own opinion concerning which of the lines of reasoning is more persuasive and why.
The Argument of Recollection
In arguing for the immortality of the human soul, Plato’s argument is basically predicated on the idea that knowledge is preexistent in the mind and that life is a process of remembering (Welldon...
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