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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 The 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 makes the correction that it was always a man and it was actually a visual error that made him seem female Distance or any other means of creating ambiguity leads us to differentiate between what we experience and what we know to be actually happening Besides the processing of inaccurate information the temptations and desires of the body are so strong and numerous that the philosopher never gets an opportunity to think 3 The functions of the body that are being described as distractions and contradictions are in fact the fundamental processes of life To view
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