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  • 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...
  • Eternal Existence Of Our Soul
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    The Stoics and Socrates The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life. The soul may be defined as the ultimate internal principle by which we think, feel, and will, and by which our bodies a reanimated. The term 'mind' usually denotes this principle as the subject of our conscious states, while 'soul' denotes the source of our vegetative activities as well. If the...
  • Soul And Body
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    Defending Materialism Dualism means the complete separation of the mental world and the physical world. In philosophy, it is the theory that the world is explicable only as a world composed of two distinct and mutually exclusive factors: the mind and the body. Socrates and Plato are called dualists because they think that mind and body are separate and distinct substances. Mind is conscious and non-spatial and body is spatial but not conscious. While separate, the two supposedly interact. Socrat...
  • Body And Soul
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    Compare the arguments for the distinctness of body and soul [or psyche ] in Plato's Phaedo with Descartes arguments for the distinctness of body and mind [in the Meditations and elsewhere] After reading Plato's Phaedo, we can see that there are many differences between the body and soul. Plato outlines these in some of the arguments given by Socrates. The first time the differences are brought to our attention, is when Plato talks about how a true philosopher would welcome death instead of being...
  • Aristotle's Theory Of The Human Soul
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    There have been many theories made about the human soul by philosophers in ancient Greek history. Two of the most influential and infamous philosophers in ancient Greece were Plato and Aristotle. Both Plato and Aristotle did, in fact, believe in a soul for all living things. They also both believed that the soul did not exist in humans alone. Although Aristotle studied under Plato as his student, he possessed slightly different ideas about the soul, aside from the actual belief in the soul itsel...

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