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Why are we mistaken death to be an evil -according to Socrates Is death an evil and what really happens after we die These are questions that people have asked themselves for thousands of years And I really dont think anyone has found the correct answer to this at least not as I know of Socrates one of our ancient Greek philosophers had his arguments that death is not an evil and he also believed in immortality of the soul Himself was sentenced to death and many critics believe that he went on a suicide trip the day he went in to the court to get his sentence either death or a fine Some people mean that what he said to his defence only got him-self deeper into trouble However that is not the importance of this essay It is what he said and why he said it I am going to look into the parts I believe is of importance to the question of this essay why according to Socrates are we mistaken death to be an evil Why can one of the major philosophers of our history believe that death is not an evil and that the soul is immortal He has many arguments for this and I will take a deeper view into the ones that I think is essential to mention in this essay First of all I am going to look at what Socrates addresses to the jury that has just condemned him to death and had previously voted to acquit him 38c-42a In this conversement Socrates is actually presenting an argument for a startling idea namely that what just happened to him is good and that quite in general it is not an evil thing to die An obvious response to this argument is that how in the world can he say that it was a good thing that he was condemned to death What most
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