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  • The Belief of Immortality

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    desperately aiming for an eternal is fear of the death, more especially the unknown of what comes next. That fear triggers many to believe there must be an upcoming of events right after death. However, this suggests that there is no evidence of immortality, but it is a set of belief created by mankind to reassure death, and many philosophers such as David Hume disapproved it. There are two phenomenon that many scientists are still looking for a better explanation. the out-of-body experiment (OBE)

  • The Road Of Immortality And Glory

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    The Road to Immortality and Glory “Gilgamesh” and “The Illiad” are epics that tell a character’s struggle to gain immortality and glory. Gilgamesh and Achilles’s motivations to gain immortality and glory are quite different. However, their journeys in trying to achieve these things are quite the same. Through the journey of trying to obtain immortality and glory, Gilgamesh and Achilles teach their audience the true way a person is able to gain immortality and glory in life. Although greatness,

  • Immortality In King Gilgamesh

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    Gilgamesh, like Qin Shi Huang and Pope Innocent VIII and many others across time, demonstrates his commitment to his quest for physical immortality through his willingness to risk his life for a chance to live forever. A determined and defiant Gilgamesh ventures across the Waters of Death to reach his intended goal and survives the waters; however, all human beings to date lost their lives in their pursuit proving ultimately that human beings appear helplessly defenseless against death. Gilgamesh

  • Summary : ' Immortality Of The Soul '

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    Sierra Bauer Philosophy 110 Final Paper Immortality of the Soul Phaedo, also known to ancient readers as On the Soul, is one of greatest dialogues of Plato’s period. Phaedo centers itself around the death of Socrates. Throug Plato, Socrates lived on generations after his time. Phaedo begins with Socrates addressing his death and stating a true philosopher should look forward to death. He asserts that the soul is immortal and the philosopher spends his life training and detaching itself from the needs

  • SocratesFaith In The Immortality Of The Soul

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    for thousands of years, along with the idea of the soul’s immortality. The ancient Greeks believed in an afterlife, meaning that the soul went somewhere after death. Believing in the immortality of the soul suggests that one should be aware of, and take care of the soul. Socrates preached the idea of the health of the soul and suggested that it is preferable to do wrong, rather than suffer it. Following this, Socrates’ faith in the immortality of the soul, justifies his saying that no harm can befall

  • Immortality Is Not as Good as It Sounds

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    My name is… well I suppose my name is irrelevant. What does matter is the truth. People these days will tell you anything and everything they think you want to hear just so you’ll buy their crap. They would even tell you that if you could live forever you would be the happiest person on earth. Well they’re wrong. How do I know? Here let me tell you how I came upon this knowledge. I grew up in a small town just south of Fresno, CA. The town was so small, you wouldn’t recognize the name, so I won't

  • Dialogue of Personal Identity and Immortality

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    In Perry’s Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality there is a conversation between three characters that lasted over a period of three nights. The way the dialogue of the conversation was set up was that each night the topic of the argument will get more intense , tricky and complicated. The argument against and for immortality between two characters, Gretchen and Sam, and the argument of Personal Identity, is in a way inviting the reader or audience to the discussion to create their own

  • The Case : Reflections On The Tedium Of Immortality

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    In response to Bernard Williams’s The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality, I will argue in agreement with Williams’s claim that immortality, where humanly conceivable, is not desirable. In order to do so, I will first discuss categorical desires and the two conditions for an immortal life to be desirable, as defined by Williams. Next, I will assess Williams’s illustration of Elina Makropulos and consider why categorical desires are vital to the value one finds in life. Finally

  • Theme Of Immortality In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    The Man Who Became Immortal The epic hero cycle is used in the Epic of Gilgamesh to develop the theme that immortality is gained through the gifts that Gilgamesh leaves his people. After Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh becomes afraid of death and vows that he will find the source of immortality. Gilgamesh answers the Scorpion Man, “‘Since he went, my life is nothing; that is why I have traveled here in search of Utnapishtim my father; for men say he has entered the assembly of the gods, and has found everlasting

  • The Immortality of the Soul in Plato's Phaedo

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    Dao Le Prof. Mark Cronin HU 102 - HD April 2, 2012 The Immortality of the Soul in Plato’s Phaedo Among Plato’s dialogues, which serve to honor the realm of philosophy in general and Socrates’s life in particular, the Phaedo dramatically and poignantly portrays the death scene of Socrates. The Phaedo evokes such tragic sentiments of pity and fear while at the same time glorifies Socrates as the martyr for the truth. He dies because of human’s injustice yet faces his own death with extraordinary