Analysis Of Plato, Phaedo, And Lucretius

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In the two texts that we read in class, Plato, Phaedo, and Lucretius, Nature of Things, both Socrates and Lucretius try to reassure us that we should not be afraid of death. In Plato, Phaedo, Phaedo is telling the story of Socrates’s final hours from being their first hand. In Lucretius, Nature of Things, Lucretius’s telling his view on religious issues and how he got to his view, poetic skills, and study on scientific phenomena. Both Socrates and Lucretius have different arguments on why we should not be afraid of death. Socrates and Lucretius would have their own responses to each other 's argument if they were to reply to each other. Socrates argument on why we should not be afraid of death is broken down into four different arguments. All four of the arguments are based on …show more content…
Lucretius’s believes that once a body is dead it should be dealt with and proposed with a proper funeral. Opposite from Socrates 's opinion, when you die that 's it, therefore you don’t need to deal with the body. Socrates would respond to Lucretius’s argument on not attending his own funeral, by stating that you should have been prepared for death your whole life; that it is the next experience and to be alive to see your death is not necessary because your soul is immortal. Lucretius’s believes that the soul doesn 't post to exist living with in the body, therefore it’s connected to the body, however in different parts. Going with the response to Socrates 's argument that the soul lives on, they would not agree. I believe that both Socrates and Lucretius have good arguments on how to be afraid of death. They have some similarities, but they have many contradictories within each of each other 's arguments. The thought in different ways are not from similar time periods. Although, both did agree on that death is a part of life and once you’re gone, you are gone and feel no

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