• Relationship between St Augustine and Plato
    they both share is the position of life is really death. To them the afterlife is the heaven or paradise and earth is just preparing us to get there. Plato describes that life on earth is to prepare the soul for existence in the afterlife. Saint Augustine shares a similar view in that who knows where...
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  • Plato's View of the Afterlife
    Throughout time there have been many different views of what afterlife is. Plato and Christianity are no different; between the two ideas there are many similarities and differences that can be distinguished. Plato believed in the idea of immortality and dualism. He believed that the soul was...
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  • Socrates vs Gilgamesh
    sharply contrasted in The Epic of Gilgamesh. In fact, he would probably say that Gilgamesh had not lived the proper kind of life and his views of life, and death would lead to an unsettled existence in the afterlife. Socrates’ view of death, from his opinions on the act of dying, the state of the soul...
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  • Life After Death and Philosophical Ideals
    Running head: VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE IN GREECE How Views of the Afterlife in Greece 3000-323 B.C.E. Affected Their Psychological Ideals Throughout human history, ideas about the afterlife have shaped the psychological ideals of the societies that come into...
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  • Only a belief in embodied existence after death is philosophically justifiable. Discuss.
    tradition of belief in disembodied afterlife. The Greek philosophy Plato believed we have separate souls which leave our bodies at death in order to join another. In the Phaedo, he recorded a response from Socrates to a question put forward by Crito; ‘In what fashion are we to bury you?’ Plato’s...
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  • Phaedo
    arguments about the afterlife. In Phaedo there where certain things that left me in question. The book never proves the existence of the soul, from my point of view in order to prove that a belief is true one must prove that, that something actually exists. Lewis presents some convincing ideas about...
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  • What Is "Self"?
    die. As Socrates stated, “The true philosopher studies to die, and to him of all men is death least terrible.” (Plato 13). Since Socrates believed that the soul is immortal, it is only true that once it is free from the body it will move on to the afterlife; but how do we really know that the...
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  • Life After Death Essay
    again, in an afterlife. Dualism was first found in the works of Plato. He believed that the soul was immortal both before and after death, and that the body was mortal and ceased to function after death. Plato believed that your soul has always existed and always will, and that your embodied life as a...
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  • Philosophy
    Plato and Christianity are views with different ideas of afterlife. They differ in several aspects but both share the belief that the human person is immortal and death is the cessation of bodily functions but one’s soul exists for a time disembodied. Plato believed in immortality and dualism (the...
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  • Meaning of Life
    of life. His ideas of life were completely opposite of Plato. Epicurus, in my opinion was a little bit niave and narrow minded in his view on the subject. He would say that the meaning of likfe was to experience pleasure until the end of your existence. He did not believe in an afterlife or that...
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  • Platonist vs Epicurean view on the good life
    Plato serves to influence the human to either make the best of their lives while they are able or offers hope for an afterlife if a moral life has been achieved. To Epicurus, the entire world was constructed entirely of atoms and empty space. Epicurus deduced that the human soul could not be...
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  • Life after death
    monists, those who believe human beings are made up of one entity: the body, believe that death is the cessation of life. Moreover, life after death may be disembodied (separate from the body) as Plato argued, leaving the body to corrupt on earth, or life continues in some bodily form for the dead. Is...
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  • The Meaning of Life
    argue. Socrates and Plato you can tell were obviously the smartest of the philosophers back then in my opinion and according to their point of view on the subject in matter you can tell they have a kind of religious background because they had to mention the afterlife. Even though I decided to say...
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  • Socrates and Plato as Philosophers
    assure a clean palatable afterlife, retrieved from http://oppapers.com. Plato’s Beliefs’ It relevant to open with the reminder that Plato was for a very long time Socrates most loyal student and follower so much of Plato’s early thoughts were very similar to his mentors. It is later in...
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  • life after death
    belief in dualism, suggested by Plato (soul) and Descartes (mind). Other theories such as reincarnation rely upon the existence of an immortal soul. The belief does not belong to any particular religion and many believe in an immortal soul without being religious. Evidence may include things such as...
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  • The Trial and Death of Socrates
    the major charges brought against Socrates—and against which he defends himself in the Apology—is impiety. Plato, by presenting us with a detailed analysis of holiness and showing how difficult it is to reach a conclusion on the nature of holiness, in a certain sense vindicates his mentor. Plato...
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  • Plato Aristotle Dialogue
    men had compelling arguments. The first heated discussion was on the theory of knowledge. Plato’s views on knowledge were interesting to me. Plato believed that knowledge about reality comes from within the soul through a form of recollection rather than from without through being (Moore...
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  • Philosophers
    Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Plato cover very specific views of their versions of an afterlife in their essays, The Path to Enlightenment, Apollonianism and Dionysianism, and The Allegory of the Cave, respectively. These views vary greatly; however, they all share some similarities, such as...
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  • The Myth of Er
    only wants us to pursue a just way of life. The way it correlates to politics is that he wants people that hold a high status is politics to make sure they are just in the decisions they make for their people, because they will have to pay for it in the afterlife. The tale is obviously a lie and its...
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  • Plato's Philosophy of Death; Critical Analysis
    believes in the immortality of the soul similar to Christian view. Christians believe that the soul would continue to exist, and the body is just a vessel of the soul. Thus, there is an afterlife where the souls proceed to three places, the heaven, purgatory, and hell. Those people who are doing...
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