Explain Plato's Theory Of Reality

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Plato’s theory of reality grounds his argument towards the immortality of the human soul. Plato claims that only by being free from the body can the soul attain desirable knowledge. His argument that the soul exists before and after death and argues the theory of forms, the existence of forms and our knowledge. This theory is shared through dialogue and is quite distinct. Plato conditions his conclusion and then supplies the condition. While the human body stops and disrupts the soul with needs and desires. In other words, the soul cannot be “killed” by body. “We are agreed that the deathless is indestructible, the soul, besides being deathless, is indestructible,” (Phaedo 144). Plato’s theory of forms argues about the immortality of the human …show more content…
He also teaches about what the soul is and the relation it has to the body and what happens to us after we die. His two letters speak of how death is the separation of the soul from the body. He also writes about pleasure and how we must separate ourselves from them in order to find the truth. He explains atomistic theory to Herodotus. Reality is composed of atoms and the void; atoms collide with other atoms which led to a reaction that led to the world theory for perception and …show more content…
The modern understanding of “epicurean” is, to tell the truth, that there will never be a permanent pleasure and may very well lead to the opposite which is pain. To Epicurus it all makes sense since it is natural science and it can all be explained. This is why Epicurus split his letters in multiple parts including, the universe, senses, atoms, the soul, properties, accidents, phenomena of the heavens, death, pleasure, pain, and evil. In spite of the fact that Plato and Epicurus have their differences in opinion a common theme between both readings is the question of whether the soul outlasts the body. Plato’s belief is that the soul is either good or bad and if it is any more or less than it cannot be humanized. The soul reasons but becomes distracted by the body’s needs and wants. But it is just living but if it becomes any good or bad then it ceases to be the soul. Plato and Epicurus agree in opinions in death and that is should not be

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