Soul Essays

  • On The Soul In Aristotle's On The Soul

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    Aristotle 's “On the Soul” discusses the soul, although his definition goes a little further then the literal Greek translation “breath”. The soul, in Aristotatlian thought, is the actualization of life, the primary principle by which one lives, moves and acts, It distinguishes a living body from an an inanimate body. All living things have souls, although there are different types. For example, a tree has a vegetative soul, which can take in nutrients and self-propogate, and is intrinsically tied

  • The Soul In Phaedo

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    Phaedo, Socrates asks his companions “if the soul exists before, it must, as it comes to life and birth, come from nowhere else than death and being dead, so how could it avoid existing after death since it must be born again? (77d)” In this passage it is implied that the soul is an entity which passes through a person 's life stages, remaining intact when it enters the body at birth and also when it leaves the body at death. Socrates then compares the soul to the Forms, which are “invisible” and unchanging

  • The Soul Of Caliban Essay

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    -- if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.” In the story, The Soul of Caliban, Leon 's wife was always making assumptions about Caliban, leading Leon to judge Caliban and then regretting listening to his wife 's assumption. I think this quote proves that once you assume things, bad things can lead to happen. Throughout Emma - Lindsay Squier’s story, “The Soul of Caliban,” it 's clear that assumptions lead to judgments which then leads to regret. One example

  • Comparing Socrates 'Soul And The Philosopher'

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    Beaujorne Sirad A. Ramirez PHILO 201 The Soul and The Philosopher (Parts 1 and 2) Phaedo is also known as “On the Soul” by many Ancient commentators and readers. In this work, Socrates was having his last words before his impending death. In the opening of the dialogue, Echecrates asks Phaedo what transpired when Socrates drank the hemlock. Echecrates became curious with the last words of Socrates that he asked Phaedo to narrate what happened. With this request at hand given by Echecrates, Phaedo

  • Analysis Of Clarence Darrow's The Myth Of The Soul

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    long-standing philosophical question of immorality, many philosophers have posited the soul criterion, which asserts the soul constitutes personal identity and survives physical death. In The Myth of the Soul, Clarence Darrow rejects the existence of the soul in his case against the notion of immortality and an afterlife. His primary argument against the soul criterion is that no good explanation exists for how a soul enters a body, or when its beginning might occur. (Darrow 43) After first explicating

  • Comparing The Soul In Plato's Phaedo And Meno

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    are more than merely physical beings.” In Plato’s dialogues Phaedo and Meno “Theory of Recollection”, I began to understand that the soul carries innate knowledge. In Meno, the way that Socrates is able to prove this is by showing how a slave boy seems to have the ability to understand basic geometric principles. Socrates then concludes that the slave boy’s soul possessed the knowledge of geometry the whole time. From this, you could say that Plato hold’s deductive reasoning within ourselves that

  • Three Classes And The Soul In Plato's The Republic

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    Joseph Daunis Three Classes and the Soul In Book IV of Plato’s The Republic, Socrates draws a comparison between the classes evident in their fictional city to the human soul. Socrates clearly defines the three forms he finds in the city as being the appetites of mankind, or in other words, all human desires, such as pleasure, comforts, and physical satisfaction. The second form discussed by Socrates is the spirit or the component of the soul which deals with anger and perceptions of injustice

  • Separation Of Body And Soul In Phaedo By Socrates

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    Socrates expresses his reasoning on the separation of body and soul. In Phaedo, Socrates is about to be executed and before he dies. He explains his logic to his friends Cebes and Simmias on the Forms and the life of a philosopher, and how they long for death, while arguing how the soul is immortal and how the death is something to look forward to. He also explains how suicide is not a viable option and what people can do to get as close to a good death is to practice dying everyday through distancing

  • The Soul In David Long's The Little Mermaid

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    breath not gaining her love or returning to her family. She becomes foam, as her only wish for a soul is lost. Yet, what exactly is a soul? How could someone gain one? What is the purpose of one? Who has one? Humans are born with a soul. Humans, “non-material beings temporarily housed in physical bodies,” as said by Nancey Murphy. The conscience lives inside the physical form of the human body. The soul is the human mind, exacting what makes everyone an individual. It discerns everyone no longer

  • Same Soul Theory: Sam Bell

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    many other Sam Bells’. Also, though one Sam Bell may have the same personality and temperaments as the other Sam Bells’ do, the clones of the original are still able to make their own decisions free of interference from the original Sam Bell. The Same Soul Theory is what I

  • Nicole Zefanya Little Souls Analysis

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    Within Little Souls, Nicole Zefanya describes the growth of a curious and passionate child into a bland, indistinguishable adult who fails to find “home”. She attributes the assimilation of adults into a “black and white” world to the increase in their social duties, which cause their priorities to change. Zefanya claims that these adults age to forget their own identities and fail to define unique purposes because suddenly, all that matters is what is simple and comfortable. Zefanya attempts to

  • Plato's Argument On Why The Soul Is Alive

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    saying the soul is immortal. In this paper I will present his argument and show that his argument is invalid. I will show why the conclusion is not true and restate the argument to make it valid to help with Socrates’ claim. Plato’s argument on why the soul is immortal: 1. Something can only be destroyed by the thing that is bad for it. 2. Injustice, licentiousness, cowardice, and lack of learning are bad for the soul. 3. Injustice or other vices do not destroy the soul. 4.

  • Soul Food In African American Culture

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    Soul food is just what the name insinuate. It is richly flavored and cooked food that is cooked from the heart with love. Some people might say soul food is a home cooked meal, but to my family soul food is a tradition, a way of life handed down from generation to generation. During the era of slavery, blacks were often given the undesirable cuts of meats that slave owners would not eat. Although slaves were given the undesirable cuts of meat, such as pig feet, tails, intestines, chicken livers,

  • Chicken Soup For The Girl's Soul Analysis

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    Imagine losing all of your family members, getting bullied everyday, having lots of depression issues, or even living on your own at the age of eleven! What if this happened to you? In the book, “Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul” by Irene Dunlap, Jack Canfield, Patty Hansen, and Mark Victor Hansen, it has many inspiring and true stories. It is also very sad that could make people want to become better people. Some crazy and interesting stories in the book include cancer,falling in love,not knowing

  • Soul By Soul Analysis

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    The book "Soul by Soul" talks about one of the largest antebellum slave market that has happened in the South, specifically, in New Orleans. The author, Walter Johnson, describes the slave "pens" of New Orleans to establish a full understanding on how the American slave system worked. While in the pens, slaves were locked in cages or cells. A tight jail for hundreds of slaves with poor sanitary conditions, smells, and noise from all the slaves living together inside the Crammed quarters. Basically

  • Thomas Aquinas Analysis

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    Thomas Aquinas: An innate desire to inquire the source Thomas Aquinas argues that Plato's understanding leads us to a conclusion that all human beings have an innate desire to the divine and a strong desire to satisfy the human physical wants, which includes the desire to satisfy our curiosity. That the struggle between the physical and the metaphysical world, maintains this tension in human life such that human can never find true rest on this earth till they die and go back to their creator. This

  • Plato's Critique Of Ovid Analysis

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    reason and attention to the soul in his depiction of Eros. In Ovid’s writings, The Metamorphoses and The Amores, he focuses more on the body and the madness of love and Plato in The Symposium, focuses on the soul and reason in love. Plato’s overall critique is that of the popular love that Ovid depicts in his writings. The first critique that Plato makes of the love that Ovid describes is that it focuses almost exclusively on the love of the body rather than the love of the soul as is described in Plato

  • Plato's Four Types Of Epistemological Dualism

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    is real is the forms which exist outside of human sight. The example Plato used is that a simple thing such as a bed would be linked to the perfect idea of a bed that exists independently. Plato saw the mind being identical with the soul but he argued that the soul goes through a continuous process of reincarnation. There are four main types of dualism: substance dualism, property dualism, predicate dualism, and epistemological dualism. Substance dualism argues that the mind is an independent

  • Meno's Paradox Analysis

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    does not answer the question of where or how these souls came about. Another question that is left unanswered is where or how the souls obtained the knowledge if inquiry is not a factor. We also do not have proof that the souls actually exist- and we are basing that off of the assumption that Socrates’ is correct. His response loops us back around to the initial issue, and in term it may even create it’s own paradox. He believes that the soul is immortal, and has lived many lives and learned things

  • Descartes View Of The Human Body

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    In this paper, I will explain Descartes’ view of the human body provided in the Synopsis of the Following Six Meditations (SFSM) and To Mesland, 9 February 1645 (M.L) letter, and demonstrate Descartes’ inconsistencies in both texts. In the SFSM, Descartes interest is to demonstrate a distinct idea about the nature of body by comparing body, mind, and human body. On the other hand, in the ML, Descartes interest is to provide an explanation regarding the body of a man, in which he provides a more developed