Socrates View on the Afterlife

Socrates view on the Afterlife:
Betty Mingus
August 15, 2012
Lou Sirard

Socrates view on the Afterlife:
The view in which Socrates believes in regards to the afterlife is not much different than those of society today. Socrates believes that the soul leaves the body and goes to a place where no evil exist, but only harmony is found. The belief in which Socrates has in regards to the soul leaving the body and entering into the afterlife is how he was able to have no fear for death.
Socrates, upon facing what was his deathbed showed no sorrow or fear whether a self-sense of harmony and utter happiness. For Socrates did not fear death, he welcomed the fact that his soul would then be freed to travel into the next phase of life known as the afterlife. In order for the soul to leave one’s body, Socrates believed and spoke how before death the body is in a mortal form and the soul will forever be immortal and becomes preserved within eternity. However, Socrates also believes that not every soul will travel the same pathways. In the way in which Socrates describes how one’s soul may travel into different pathways is much like the way we as society believes to be Heaven and Hell. Socrates view of how a soul takes a different pathway after death is all in how one lives their life and the action in which they behave. The way Socrates states that, according to The Phaedo, “as the soul plainly appears to be immortal, there is no release or salvation from evil,” (p. 437), clearly shows how when on chooses to live by evil, than one’s soul will not have room to bargain. However, one who lives a pure life will have no need to bargain.
The theory in which Socrates believes how one’s soul is immortal and lives forever is in the same believes I have. Even though his way of stated things are not as they are now, the meaning behind his words have true meaning to the terms Heaven and Hell. I do believe as Socrates that one’s soul leaves the body after death and...