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Plato gives an account of the immortality of the soul in his dialogue, the Phaedo. The dialogue consists of three so-called arguments, followed by the final argument for the immortality of the soul. The final argument is able to stand on its own as a conclusive argument for the soul's immortality. However, several key concepts, namely the Principle of Opposites and the positioning of the soul in Plato's ontology, are introduced and developed in the first three arguments. My thesis contains two parts: first, I argue for an interpretation of Plato's dialogue and an ontology that presents itself through the text; second, I argue that the final argument can be best understood in conjunction with a discussion of the key concepts that were introduced earlier in the dialogue.
Stayton, Julie, "The Immortality of the Soul in Plato's Phaedo" (2014). Philosophy Honors Theses. 2.
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