Phedon or a Dialogue of the Immortality of the Soul from Plato the Divine Philosopher

Phedon or a Dialogue of the Immortality of the Soul from Plato the Divine Philosopher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ...plailofsirphers are at a loss to find out the-time of thus forgetting. They were sensible that God created the soul-tull of lightaud under time did we lose it 3 For V: C did not bring it into the v0rld with us, .as we concluded but now. Did we lose it in the same minute that weobtained it?. Or can you affignany other time? '. No, Socrates, I did not perceive that what I said was to no purpose, 1: xheryfiimmias, this must be a standing truth: That i/fthe objects of our daily conversation have a real ekistence; I mean, ifjustice, goodness, and all that essence with which we compare the objects of onr senses, and which having an existence before u_s, proves to be of the same nature with our own ' essence, and is the standard by which we measure.-Hall thing; I say," if all these things have a real exist ence, ouxjsoul is likewise, entitled to existence, and tllat5 before we were horns. and if these things have 119. beingfflhen all our discourles arensizleis. Is it not astanding truth, and, withala just and neces. sary consequence, that the existence of our souls before our birtlystands and falls vzith that of those. things?. 'That' conseqnence, replies Simmias, seems to nue to be The parallel i: notjzz/Z. eqnally just and wonderful; All thzj/Zz intelligent e-' ZIIg-s Gniding, but didnot permit that the first man loll that; light anssd knowledge by his rebellion; and that if he had continued innocent, as well as now be is fallen, he transmiued to us obscurity and sin. si T' &Jxcmtesmeansto prove that as good-ness, jus-tice, and an, thoseirxtelligiblebeings, which; are the, patterns of the senfible'and' real beings, subsist intelIigibly in God from all eteruizy; so our soul exists by itsezlf, 'and-has an eternal being in the idea of God, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977963
  • 9781236977960