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Date Created: 09/12/15
Week 2 Phaedo Less objective For the sake of simplicity we are taking the reading literally Less science more speculative Socrates was talking about if you die a philosopher you ll become a god Soul rules the bodyquot 0 soul is immortal abstract invisible intelligent unchangeable master uncompounded your soul does not disperse it can t be broken down any further that is what separates the body and the soul souls have no spatial notion it doesn t occupy space 0 body is mortal concrete visible ignorant changeable slave compounded can me broken down body is like a prison According to Socrates soul carries knowledge from previous lives How is the previous notion of perception possible 0 Is knowledge born with you or acquired through experience I Now you have these truths but you don t know how to act upon them how would we deal with it I How would you perceive anything as true Death is a good thing in this model either it is a long sleep or is a chance to expand their philosophies He s not afraid he s ready to move on and drink the poison Paradox 9 he s pure when he drinks poison Where does knowledge come from Socrates glorifies the process of figuring outquot about the universe but the actual answer is not necessary important as its process Interpretation is everything regardless if there is an answer The attempt to link everything together sounds very contemporary the person who linked everything together with water Note that in the text soul is feminine Whole text is about the process of recollecting Used geometry as examples Main thing about the lyre relates to equality If we didn t have a notion of equality we were not going to be able to recognize equality Perceived inequality constant and it must have already been the case perception plays a huge role in the process of knowledge If you question someone the right way they ll give you the right answerquotpage 47 73 b 1Existence of the soul before birth 0 innate knowledge For example abstract equality o if everybody has the same capability of knowledge because they have the same soul but some chose to act upon the recovery of knowledge Humans share the absolute philosophical knowledge 0 Immortality of the soul 2 existence of the soul after death 0 you are defined by your soul in spite the fact that a soul could only exist in the body If body and soul are opposites if we assume that the body dies the soul can never die