Theories Of The Soul In Plato’s Phaedo Essay

In Plato’s Phaedo, socrates tells us his theories of the soul before and after death. He shows us that the body and soul are separate and the soul stays after death and lives before being born.
One argument Socrates uses is that snow always brings cold, as fire always brings hot. Fire will not bring cold and snow will not bring hot. He uses these opposites to say that soul brings life with it; therefore the soul will never bring death, the opposite of life. Anything that doesn’t fall to death is indestructible. The soul must be indestructible. I agree with Socrates that the soul lives on. It makes sense to me that the soul is indestructible with his reasoning behind it.
Plato argues that if two opposites did not balance each other out,…