Fear Of Death: Socrates's Argument On Death

Socrates’s Argument on Death
The topic of death frightens human beings for several reasons because of the speculation and the anxiety that surround death. Even though most people fear death, philosophers such as Socrates argue that there is no valid reason to fear death (Ahrensdorf 1995). According to 5Socrates, death is a blessing in the context of the relocation of the soul. Socrates avers that death is something that people should not fear and provide several arguments to validate his argument. The fact that nobody knows what lies ahead after death, a person cannot involve rationale in the argument of fearing death without coming out as arrogant. When Socrates lost the trial he remains rebellious in the sentencing period to result in his death sentence and he had to deal with the analogy of mortality (Plato et al 2003). He did not view death as an evil thing. As such, the
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Similarly, some sections Socrates’s case on the fear of death dwell on personal opinions of the philosopher. Subsequently, for an argument to remain sound and valid, all the section of the idea should be based on facts and logic as opposed to the personal opinions that do not have a rational basis. Even so, the formal and quantitative way of measuring the fear of death, the grandest blessing as death, as well as the good or evil associated with death does not exist. In the same way, no parameter is available to ascertain the measurement to prove or disapprove faith from the perspective of embracing death while not fearing the unknown. As Socrates purports in his argument not to fear death, the way of thinking and his opinion would not aid in confronting his mortality. Indeed, the ability of a person to live without the fear of death increases the dispositions of an individual and eliminates the instance of time wastage on the irrational and illogical

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