Dualism

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Philosophy

 

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Christina C

 

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October 1, 2013

 

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University

 

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This has religious implications, that the life we are living is part of a much bigger picture. In Phaedo, a play by Plato, Socrates, who was being put to death, explained why he was not fearful in his last few days. His reasons stemmed from his belief in dualism. Socrates said that all philosophers should welcome death, as it is merely the separation of mind and body...
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Socrates said that all philosophers should welcome death, as it is merely the separation of mind and body. This is beneficial to the philosopher because the body is a hindrance to our thought process due to "petty physical demands" such as an itch, dull pain or hunger. As the philosopher is the searcher of truth or wisdom, he should welcome the relief of life away from the body...
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