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Title: Phaedo Summary

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Subject: History
Author: Matthew W
Date: November 29, 2012
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 783
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Socrates formed a conclusion that: "That the real philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and after death he may hope to obtain the greatest good of the world." Socrates is saying that when death is presented upon him, he should have no reason but to be happy, and when that death comes; he will have achieved the best gift in the world...

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Socrates says to Simmias, "Why when his time comes should he repine at which he has always been pursuing and desiring?" Socrates is saying why should philosophers grieve at death when that should be the goal of their whole lives. He believes only philosophers can understand because he believes philosophers will be truly alive after death, and normal men will just die...

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