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Platos Phaedo is a dialog between Phaedo Cebes and Simmias depicting Socrates explanation as to why death should not be feared by a true philosopher For if a person truly applies oneself in the right way to philosophy as the pursuit of ultimate truth they are preparing themselves for the very act of dying Plato through Socrates bases his proof on the immortality of the soul and it being the origin of our intellect Several steps must be taken for the soul to be proven immortal First the body and all the information acquired though it must be discredited For without the question being addressed of whether sensory information can be trusted looking inwards towards the soul and the intangible for the essence of truth would be absurd Plato must prove through Socrates that this is in fact so For without this his legacy would be one of being condemned to death for committing a grievous crime Not as a philosopher being granted a release from the body to achieve ultimate knowledgeThe pursuit of philosophy to Socrates involves the denial of the bodys desires due to their distraction to any intellectual engagement For the acquirement of knowledge is an intellectual pursuit one that the body confuses with faulty sensory information Plato says through Socrates Now take the acquisition of wisdom is the body a hindrance or not if one takes it into partnership to share an investigation What I mean is this is there any certainty in human sight and hearing or is it true as the poets are always dinning into our ears that we neither hear or see anything accurately 1 What we perceive though the senses has to be quantified constantly by the intellect For example a man seen in the distance is mistaken to be a woman when the mistake is realized we do not jump to the conclusion that a woman just mysteriously changed into a man Our intellect
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