Immortality Arguments For Immortality Explanations

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In this paper I will argue that forms are important for the immortality arguments. In this case I will show that there is a forms and it plays a vital role in Phaedo 's final arguments for immortality therefore forms are important. PART I: Explanation of forms in Phaedo 's final arguments for immortality Phaedo is one of Plato’s classical dialogues which takes place between Socrates and his friends in the prison on his last day of life in 399 B.C. Phaedo is a conversation which mainly focuses on afterlife and soul or rather immortality of the soul. Plato 's Phaedo refers to this term commonly as “the final argument”. Final argument is divided into 3 arguments which consists of “Cyclical argument”, “Theory of Recollection argument” and “Affinity Argument”. Plato assumes that there exists two kinds of things in nature more commonly referred to as “the cyclical argument”: forms and opposites (Phaedo 102 a – 103 b). Plato’s forms are related universally, they do not change where ever you go for example: there are a lot of things that are…show more content…
Socrates, is the main character in the Phaedo, the scene starts with an example, referring to one of the attendants, Simmias. Simmias is taller than Socrates because Simmias displays tallness, there must be some forms of tallness that Simmias shares in, in order to show he is tall. By looking at this we can say that Simmias is sharing in the forms of tallness because he is in comparison with Socrates. Without the comparison the forms of tallness would not exist. Forms has no relation to Simmias directly considering the fact that if Simmias was short he would still exist (Phaedo, 102 B,C). Simmias can be tall in relation to Socrates and short in relation to some other person (Phaedo. 102B). However, Simmias cannot be both tall and short in relation to the same person at the same
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