Plato's Views On Life And Death

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Human thought is recognized as a most powerful tool. And like other tools, human thought constantly needs to be sharpened by abstract ideas (the Forms) to keep its edge. Plato, for instance, recognized the importance of knowledge and utilized it to confront underlining questions and issues in the physical and non-physical world. By focusing on nonphysical forms as a means to the truth, Plato uniquely analyzes the true implications of life and death. Plato applies his personal viewpoints on the connection between soul and body in order to direct people towards an appropriate approach to life and prepare them for what to expect after. After much conversation with others, Plato created his own firm ideals about the topics of life and death that I am later going to compare to my own. Philosophers are known to be avid seekers of knowledge, but not all knowledge is sought to be “good”. Differences arise in the validity of knowledge by the way it is introduced to a person. At the one end of the spectrum is false knowledge which is acquired through the senses. The reason knowledge from the five senses is viewed as false by Plato is because it can change from one person to the next. For instance, a person could be seen as tall to one and rather short to another. The changes in perceptions evoke differences of how a person could understand a physical aspect. As a result, false perceptions from the senses hinder physical concepts from becoming true knowledge. By supporting the idea of
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