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The And Separation Of Soul From Body

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Socrates welcomed death like an old friend, much to the dismay of his constant companions who were actively trying to spring him from his imprisonment. The only thing that can make a man soothed, nay, excited while waiting for his execution is an assurance. In the case of Socrates, his assurance was the belief his soul would prove immortal, even if his body didn’t. In understanding the notion that a “philosopher’s occupation consists of the freeing and separation of soul from body,” it is first necessary to be familiar with the Socratic concept of a soul.
The soul- or psyche depending on the context- isn’t a set or tangible entity. While responsible for the body’s general conduct, the soul is distinguished from the body by its other-worldly mobility. Upon his death, Socrates will no longer identify with his earthly form, but will be reunited with the soul. The body may deteriorate, but the soul persists in all aspects. The afterlife hosts its own sort of society for the other departed souls where they can interact because they hold the power of communication as well as conscious thought, even if they lack the physical features that usually allow that to occur. Even in death, souls gain new experiences specific to themselves and even run the risk of experiencing emotional pain, which isn’t to say they can’t also find pleasure, albeit not physical pleasure. Memory also plays quite a significant role when discussing the soul because it never forgets and a person cannot remain
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