Phaedon, Or, A Dialogue On The Immortality Of The Soul

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPlato

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... stand thus, whoever does not fear death must be senseless; unless he can demonstrate that the soul is altogether immortal and incorruptible. For otherwise every dying man must of necessity be afraid of his soul, for fear the body it is quitting be its last body, and it perish without any hopes of return. Having heard them propose these objections, we were very much troubled, as we afterwards told them that at a time when we were just convinced by Socrates' arguments, they should come to amuse us with their objections, and throw us into a fit of unbelief and jealousy, not only of all that had been said to us by Socrates, but likewise of what he might say for the future; for he would always be apt to believe that either we were not proper judges of the points in debate, or else that his propositions were in themselves incredible. Ech. Indeed, Phasdon; I can easily pardon your trouble on that account. For I myself, while I heard you relate the matter, was saying to myself, what shall we believe hereafter, since So. crates' arguments, which seemed so valid and convincing, are become doubtful and uncertain? In effect, that objection of Simmias, that the soul is only a harmony, moves me wonderfully, and always did so. It awakens in me the memory of my being formerly of the same opinion; so that my belief is unhinged, and I want new proofs to convince me that the soul does not die with the body. Wherefore, prithee, tell me, Phaedon, in the name of God, how Socrates came off; whether he seemed to be as much nettled as you; or if he maintained his opinion with his wonted temper; and, in fine, whether his demonstration gave you full satisfaction, or seemed chargeable with imperfection. Pray tell me the whole story, without omitting the minutest...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... stand thus, whoever does not fear death must be senseless; unless he can demonstrate that the soul is altogeth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217783430

ISBN - 13:9780217783439

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