Essay Plato 's Five Dialogues By Plato

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In the book Five Dialogues by Plato in the dialogue of Phaedo we learn the philosophical point of view for the immortality of the soul. Socrates gives us two different views that he gives us facts and examples to prove. The first argument is the opposite argument. The second argument that is presented through the theory of recollection. The first argument that Socrates says is the opposite argument. This argument consists of two premises. The first premises says opposite comes from opposite. Premises two says that life is the opposite if being dead, and being dead is the opposite of being alive. Premises one is saying that all opposite comes from opposite meaning that short comes from tall and tall comes from short. Big comes from small and small comes from big. The second premises is saying that life is the opposite of death and death is the opposite of being alive. Therefore Socrates is saying that premises one and two are correct he concludes saying being dead comes to be from being alive comes from being dead. What Plato uses through Socrates to support this is he says that life and death cannot be a straight line because that would mean that no everyone will die at the same time or that everyone is alive at the same time. This statement is not true because he says that some people die and others are born there is never an extreme of everyone being alive or everyone being dead. So what Socrates says is that life and death is a type of cycle that never ends. Therefore,…

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