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Death Is One of Two Things

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195159615
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869367 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195159616.003.0006
 Death Is One of Two Things

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Socrates argues at Apology 40c–41d that death is either migration of the soul or nothingness, and is in either case something good. I defend the argument from the stock objections, and find in it an account of pleasure as modal rather than sensate.

Keywords: death; heaven; hell; Plato; pleasure; Socrates

Chapter.  6182 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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