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Your Body Is a Factory for the Soul

Summary: In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates compares the body to a prison for the soul. Although that argument does have a good basis, a better metaphor for the body would be that it is a factory.
The body is not a prison for the soul, but a factory. Souls were not placed in flesh as a type of sentence but as a vehicle to help complete work. Life is not a punishment; it is more like a job. According to Socrates' views as expressed in Plato's Phaedo, Socrates believed the body is a prison for the soul. He asserts that "she is fast bound in the body, and fastened to it; she is unable to contemplate what is, by herself, or except through the bars of her prison house, the body" (82 e). The people who spend their time "forming and molding their bodies" (82 d) are not to be followed and all should stay as far away as possible from those. The five senses that bodies include are filled with deception and falseness. Although I do agree with some...

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