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Plato

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Why does Socrates say that the body is an obstacle to knowledge? Explain and evaluate his arguments. Discuss and evaluate one of the arguments regarding the existence and fate of the soul: The Recollection argument for the pre-existence of the soul. The Affinity argument for the immortality of the soul. The discussion of the fate of the soul as dependent on the type of life it has led Simmias’ °harmony° theory of the soul, as an objection to Socrates’ affinity argument. One of Socrates’ objections to the harmony theory. Why does Socrates say that the explanations given by the ‘wisdom they call natural science’ are inadequate? Explain and evaluate his arguments.