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  • Soul Acts Like A Form In Being
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    The Relationship Between Plato Theory of Forms and the Immortality of the Soul Preface In the Phaedo, Plato set out to show many things, including that the Soul is Immortal. Through the aid of the Theory of Forms Plato proved that the soul is immortal. This paper will show that Plato fell short in determining the fact that the soul is immortal. This will be shown, by analyzing the arguments that Plato used to show this fact. It will become clear that the arguments fall short in proving his theor...
  • Soul And Body
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    Philosophy 106 Steve Anthony In "The Phaedo", Plato explains his theory of forms and ideas concerning the mortality of the soul. We find that the soul and body are separate and that the soul lives after death and had lived before. This leads us to the idea of forms and how we acquire the knowledge of these before birth. The only time the soul is separate from the body is in death. Since the soul can only obtain knowledge of forms when it is away from the body, we understand that after death is t...
  • Haller's Soul
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    Let's start with the plot: Harry Haller - that is the protagonist in the "Steppenwolf" - is disenchanted with himself, his age, and his contemporaries. His disillusionment has made him lonely and so he calls himself a "steppenwolf". Then a new girlfriend, Hermine, converts him from a cynical scholar to a confessed hedonist by introducing him to her circle of friends. To the music played by her friend Pablo, he learns to dance and to love Hermine's girlfriend Maria. In the ecstasy of opium - the ...
  • Sister Helens Soul
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    Imagine yourself convicted for a crime and sentenced to death. Imagine the hate in the society towards you. What kind of a soul would you have How would you feel about the thought knowing when you are going to die and in what way How will you react Who will help you out In the novel Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, was asked to correspond with Pat Sonnier, a man sentenced to die by electric chair for the murder of two teen-agers, which he did not commit. Dead Man Walking, gives a moving a...
  • Darrow
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    In his essay "The Myth of Immortality", Clarence Darrow explains his belief that life after death is a hoax and backs up his logic with logical reasoning. Darrow finds it hard to believe that life exists after death simply because there are no facts to prove that it exists. He states that "if people really believed in a beautiful, happy, glorious land waiting after death why don't they hasten themselves to it". Darrow also shows his discern in his views for the soul questioning that if we do hav...
  • Light Bulb And The Brain
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    Everyone has their own opinions and beliefs and can interpret information as they see fit. Both Bertrand Russell and Richard Swinburne have expressed their views on the topics of the mind soul and the after life. These are very complex areas of science and have their own ideas of what the mind and soul are and what there purposes are. Russell discussed the finality of Death. He argues that there cannot be life after death and that after the destruction of our body's that our memories and persona...
  • Argument Of Soul
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    Four Arguments For The Immortality Of The Human Soul Presented By Plato In The Phaedo. In Plato's Phaedo, he argues that the soul will continue to exist, and that it will go on to a better place. The argument begins on the day of his execution with the question of whether it is good or bad to die. In other words, he is arguing that the soul is immortal and indestructible. This argument is contrary to Cebes and Simmias who argue that even the soul is long lasting, it is not immortal and it is des...
  • Death And Dying Beliefs Of The Aborigines
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    The Death and Dying Beliefs of Australian Aborigines Although the Aborigines are often classified as a primitive race whose religion is based upon animism and totemism like the American Indians, the Aboriginal funeral practices and beliefs about death have much in common with other cultures. This paper will discuss the death and dying beliefs of the Aborigines that share a common thread with many popular religions of today. Aboriginal beliefs in death and dying are original in that they combine ...
  • Ancient Greek Religion The Soul
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    Any concept as vital and complex as the afterlife is sure to have been the basis of the beliefs of countless people through the ages. Regardless of race or nationality, religion or moral standing, the afterlife has remained a predominant issue in the beliefs of people around the world since the dawn of time. As religions become more intricate and involved, different myths emerged and events occurred that shaped the specifics of the afterlife for each different religion. Ancient Greek religion an...
  • Mere Death
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    Death as a Revolving Door in Sonnet 10 One is given a different perspective on Death while reading Sonnet 10. Donne seems to taunt Death and makes himself (or even us as humans) feel that we are above it. He simply notes that Death depends on many things in order to succeed (i.e. fate, chance, kings and desperate men). He also mentions that there are many other things that can cause death and would actually be more "pleasant" (i.e. poison, war, sickness and poppy) as compared to the sword of Dea...
  • Final Rite Of Passage
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    In every society there exists certain customs, traditions, and beliefs associated with the movement of any given individual through life. Typically, the major events that are connected with these rituals are occurrences such as birth, puberty, marriage, and death. Each culture possesses its own set of rules and ideals to accompany the attainment of a new social status. These rituals are often called rites of passage. In his book Rites of Passage, Arnold Van Gennep describes the three phases of t...
  • Plato's Main Ideas On The Soul
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    "Now it is time to be off, I to die, and you to live; but which of us has the happier prospect is unknown to anyone but God". Plato's doctrine on the soul is both extensive and varied. In the Apology we are witness to the agnostic views of Socrates on his death, and in the Phaedo we touchingly observe Socrates' confidence in the face of death, that his very soul will live on. Plato comments on the necessity to lead a life that will be beneficial to the soul, that will allow it to achieve its pot...

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