Phaedo Study Questions

By Jon|January 13, 2016|Phaedo of Plato, Plato|

  How does Socrates argue that philosophy is a preparation for death?  What kind of light does this argument shed on his understanding of what the soul is? Thesis: Simply put, Socrates believes that philosophy is preparation for death and the afterlife because philosophy aims to purify the soul from the body. The soul is immaterial and lasts, along with its desires, beyond death, and so we desire in this

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G.K.’s New Year’s Advice

By Jon|January 1, 2016|Politics, Quotes|

“The man of the true religious tradition understands two things: liberty and obedience. The first means knowing what you really want. The second means knowing what you really trust.” – G. K. Chesterton’s Weekly, August 18, 1928 But isn’t it more noble and good to exercise of freedom to discover what our ancestors have on our own ability? I think theoretically the answer is yes. But, is that reasonable to expect

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