Philosophy Jan 30th.pdf

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Socrates Beliefs Is against the idea of killing yourself because when you die what happens to you is based on how good you were in your life. Cebes thinks that death is the end of your particular life you are reincarnated, - Your soul is released and if you live a life of true philosophy your mind will be allowed to rest and be released to a version of heaven - if you didn't live a life of true philosophy your soul is sent back to earth and that you are reborn as something violent if you were a vicious person like a murdered - Can be reborn as a humble bee if you are a "good" person Mentions how most people typically think that after it has left the body it no longer exists anywhere, but that it is destroyed and dissolved on the day the man dies, as soon as it leaves the body; and that, on leaving it, it is dispersed like breath or smoke, has flown away and gone and is no longer anything anywhere. 1. All embodied souls come from the world of the dead (ancient belief) 2. If (1) - all living souls come from the world of the dead- then it is not impossible for the souls of the dead to come to the world of the living 3. It is not impossible for souls in the world of the dea to come to the world of the living [1,2] 4. If souls do not pre exist in the world of the dead (souls without bodies), then it is impossible for souls in the world of the dead to come to the world of the living (conceptual truth) Cebes concludes that souls preexist in the world of the dead - he mentions that this relies on the ancient truth is true, statement one
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