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Phaedo by Plato
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Nov 20, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction

Dialogues of Phaedo before Socrates drinks the poisonous hemlock in 399BC.

How Socrates describes death to be just the separation of the soul from the body. Furthermore stating that the soul must live after it leaves the body and even before it's borned. We acquire our knowledge from reminiscence.(reincarnation?)There must be two worlds the visible and invisible.

Socrates refuses to delay the drinking of the poison not to make himself rediculous by showing such a fondness for life."He who grieves at the appoach of death can not be a true lover of wisdom but is a lover of his body."

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