Socrates' Philosophy of the Transcendence of the Soul over the Body

This analytical essay examines the question of why humans have strong bodily desires if, as Socrates believes, they harm the soul. It explores Socrates' message, running through Phaedo, that the soul transcends the physical body. The essay notes that Socrates does not directly answer the question of why human beings possess such strong physical desires if they are harmful to the soul but offers arguments that Socrates might have made in response to this question given his philosophy.
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