Essay heading: Phaedo

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If the soul were in fact like a harmony, then the body would have full control over the operation of the soul. However, Simmias realizes that the soul directs the body, not the inverse. Therefore, the three arguments prove the fact that the soul does not die with the body. Cebes objection outlines the fact that he believes the soul to outlive many bodies, but eventually the soul will die with one particular body...
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He does not believe the soul to be immortal. Cebes uses the example of a weaver wearing out many cloaks before he dies, to compare the soul to wearing out many bodies before dying. His fundamental argument exists on the basis that the body our soul presently exists in may be the last. Socrates however, easily dismantles this claim...
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