Socrates Argument In Apology

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Is Death a Blessing? Thinking Critically about Socrates’ Argument in Apology In the piece of work, Apology, Socrates argues whether death is a blessing or not and why he believes it to be true. After examining this argument thoroughly, we decided that Socrates makes a good inductive argument about death being a blessing. While writing this paper, we have evidence that the argument is inductive because it is his opinion that death is actually a blessing. Socrates also states in the work, “There is good hope that death is a blessing…” (40c) which makes it known that it is not fully certain, but that is what he believes. In addition to stating that there is good hope, he also uses the word “if” in multiple occasions that also proves that the statement…show more content…
Death is just like a dreamless sleep. While you are in the act of sleeping or if you are now dead, your perception of everything around you changes. You can no longer hear, see, or feel your surroundings. This results in great happiness and relaxation. Second Argument: P6: Death is the relocation of a person’s soul from here to another place. (stated) Because we are both religious people, we believe this statement to be true as well as the first argument that death is a lack of perception. We believe that religious people’s souls relocate to a better place if they have good deeds in their lives while those who are christians, but have not done good deeds have their souls relocated to a worse place. The difference between the first argument and this one is that those who are not religious are just nothing. P7: Bad people’s souls relocate to Hades whereas good people’s souls relocate to where the Gods are (Heaven) (stated). Since we believe the statement of the relocation of the soul to be true, we also believe that the soul either goes to one of two places and those places are heaven and hell. Since Hell is a bad place, the souls of bad people relocate to Hell and the souls of the good people relocate to
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