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One of the most interesting topics discussed by early philosophers is mortality and what happens to the human soul after death Of the pre-Socratic philosophers Pythagoras and Heraclitus are the two noteworthy philosophic thinkers on this subject This paper will discuss the views of both Pythagoras and Heraclitus in regards to death and the soul and how their thoughts are similar and differ For instance I will explain how each would respond to the following questions What happens to the human soul after death of the body Is the soul reincarnated into other bodies and if so what kind of bodies Does this process of reincarnation ever cease and if so how does man interrupt it These are some of the fundamental questions that both philosophers answer in their philosophy and it is the job of this paper to illustrate their main points This is our next order of business So then what becomes of us at death We begin with PythagorasKnown for his religious ideas Pythagoras was fascinated with the human soul and questioned what happened to it when man died He believed that after death the soul would be incarnated into another body He did not think the human soul was limited to incarnating itself into another human body Instead he held that a persons soul could transmigrate into animal bodies showing a belief that humans and animals share a close relationship Pythagoras furthered this thought by forbidding the eating of animal flesh But he not only believed in the transmigration of the soul he also thought that the soul was immortal This is very significant because it makes his idea of soul much more important in relation to the body which until Pythagoras the soul was not looked at as being as important So for Pythagoras when death came the soul lived on and would incarnate another body not necessarily limited to humans This is more or less the base of Pythagoras
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