Essay heading: Phaedo examines wether the human soul is immortal or not

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Socrates thinks that the body hinders the soul from reaching its potential. The body needs to be fed; it needs rest, and numerous other things that keep the soul from obtaining all the knowledge it can. Since he believes that the soul is immortal, he thinks that a true philosopher practices for death so the soul can separate from the body and become as virtuous and knowledgeable as possible...
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Since he believes that the soul is immortal, he thinks that a true philosopher practices for death so the soul can separate from the body and become as virtuous and knowledgeable as possible. Socrates says, "Then when death comes to man, the mortal part of him dies, it seems, but his deathless part goes away safe and indestructible, yielding the place to death" (106e)...
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