Phaedo

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Philosophy

 

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Beverly R

 

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March 31, 2013

 

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University

 

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He claims this occurrence to be the same relationship as between the soul and the body. Socrates, however, is quick to prove Simmias incorrect. Socrates’ first claim is that the soul possesses knowledge at birth, and therefore the soul only recollects what is previously known. Simmias and Cebes both agree to this statement...
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Simmias and Cebes both agree to this statement. Therefore, Simmias must choose the case he prefers: that the soul recollects, or that the body and soul are comparable to a lyre and its harmony. Simmias selects the argument of recollection, realizing that a harmony can only exist if the lyre is created, and that a soul is previously created, and fills the body at birth...
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