Plato's Phaedo - 95b - 107b Summary & Analysis

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95b - 107b Summary and Analysis

Cebes is impressed with Socrates's response. However, he is worried that Socrates has only shown that the soul existed a long time before the body and will exist a long time afterward. Therefore, why think it is immortal? Socrates responds by thinking over natural science, and looking into the causes of things, why they came to be and perished. However, he realizes he has little ability in the area and becomes blind to things he thought he knew before. He now thinks he is far from knowing the cause of things.

Instead, Socrates tries to uncover causes through his own method. He mentions that Anaxagoras taught that "Mind" directs and causes everything. It seemed right to Socrates at the time. So Socrates decided to learn from him. However, he was quickly disappointed when he saw that Anaxagoras...

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