The contraries argument in Phaedo

Thesis: there is place of the soul in separation, an afterlife.

1.) Nature makes material things by cycles. Rain, rocks, seasons, animal-tree respiration, trees-fruit.

2a.) Living things are material things that nature makes.

2b.) There must be a bio-cycle.

3a.) But life is the union of body and soul and death their separation.

3b.) So the union and separation of soul and body must form a cycle: separation from union and union from separation.

4.) There must be some place of the soul in separation.

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