Socrates Immorality Of The Soul Analysis

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Plato’s collection of dialogue on the account of immortality of the soul depicts a conversation between Socrates and his disciple, Cebes, on the understanding of proof as to why in fact, the soul is immortal above the physicality of the body. Socrates rationalizes his philosophical theory though means of example and reasoning. Although his theory provides thorough justification there is no tangible proof to support his ideas. Earlier in the reading Simmias, another disciple of Socrates presented a theory, which Socrates then swiftly debunked that classified the soul as an attunement of all combinations that creates the human presence. While it is not the focus of the reading, this theory can provide enlightenment into further understanding Socrates theory of immorality of the soul. Socrates provides good explanation on how the soul is a separate entity from physical being, but his theory is not entirely solid. Moreover, Socrates’ theory is simply a well-developed conjecture that has little affirmation other than having sufficient rationalization through fairly unrelated instances. Socrates introduces his theory of immortality by stating what it is that …show more content…
Perhaps the soul reveals itself in many ways depending on the climate. Just as a child learns good from evil perhaps the soul does as well. Although this may not attest to its immortality it is important to note that Socrates views the soul as an entirely separate entity from the life it possesses. To say the soul is divine is to say that human life is a divine being. In many religions, specifically Abrahamic religions, it is uncommon to refer to humans as divine beings because this creates an idolization that is not tolerated. G-d is a divine being therefore encapsulates perfection while humans are not. Therefore it is plausible the attunement Socrates so easily dismisses is in fact accurate under the pretenses that the soul is not necessarily a perfect divine

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