Phaedo's Analysis

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In Phaedo’s account, Socrates explains to his comrades that a real philosopher should not be sad if death finds them. The motive of their life is to free the soul from the body. Since the time of death is the final separation of spirit and body, a philosopher will be deemed as he attained his life goal. Compared to the body, the soul is immortal. He states his first point known as the Theory of Opposites, on what we see that everything appears from out of its opposite. One of the example is : ' The object that is originally big, must have been smaller in the first place, and has become bigger out of this smallness.' Other examples include separating versus combining and cooling versus heating. For living, being dead is opposite to living. '
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