By Joan A Price
Historic thinkers supplied the rules of the philosophical strategy, interpreting the universe's function, in addition to humankind's position inside it. This name covers pre-Socratic, Classical, and Hellenistic philosophers and their theories, illuminating many of the enduring solutions given in regards to the nature of the realm and those that stay in it.
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However, his challenging questions got him into trouble. Just as Thales is known as the Father of Western Philosophy, Socrates is considered the Father of Moral Philosophy. The reason for this title has to do with the courage he showed in living an examined life as well as in facing death. Like the Buddha and Jesus, Socrates wrote nothing, yet he is one of the most inﬂuential philosophers in history. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” and true to his word, he lived a fully examined life.
The opposite is true, however. Unhappiness results when we think that physical pleasures are more important than the soul. Immortality of the Soul Plato believed that the soul preexists before it enters the body and that it will continue to exist after the body dies. His dialogue Phaedo records a conversation that Socrates had with his friend Cebes and others on the day of his death. They discuss the immortality of the soul. Socrates: And now, . . if we are agreed that the immortal is imperishable, then the soul will be not immortal only, but also imperishable; otherwise we shall require another argument.
Unhappiness results when we think that physical pleasures are more important than the soul. Immortality of the Soul Plato believed that the soul preexists before it enters the body and that it will continue to exist after the body dies. His dialogue Phaedo records a conversation that Socrates had with his friend Cebes and others on the day of his death. They discuss the immortality of the soul. Socrates: And now, . . if we are agreed that the immortal is imperishable, then the soul will be not immortal only, but also imperishable; otherwise we shall require another argument.
Ancient and Hellenistic Thought (Understanding Philosophy) by Joan A Price