By John H. Hick
Features a chronological series in order that discussions by way of an analogous author of alternative yet similar subject matters may possibly comfortably be studied jointly. 3rd version contains readings reflecting the main modern idea in philosophy of faith.
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Not at all more. Or speaking more correctly, Simmias, the soul, if she is a harmony, will never have any vice because a harmony, being absolutely a harmony, has no no more vice or virtue than another, if vice be discord ; part in the inharmonical. No. And therefore a soul which How can she have, Then, if is absolutely a soul has no vice? the previous argument holds? souls are equally if all by their nature souls, all souls of all living creatures will be equally good? I agree with you, Socrates, he said.
But the doctrine of knowledge and recollection has been proven to me on trustworthy grounds: and the proof was that the soul must have existed before she came into the body, because to her belongs the essence of which the very name implies existence. Having, as I am convinced, rightly 1 Plato 6 accepted this conclusion, and on sufficient grounds, to argue or allow others to argue that the soul me Let is I must, as I suppose, cease a harmony. put the matter, Simmias, he said, in another point of view: you imagine that a harmony or any other composition can be than that of the elements, out of which it is compounded?
And whence did we nature of this absolute essence? obtain our knowledge? Did wood and we not see equalities of and gather from them the idea of an equality which is different from them? For you will acknowledge that there is a difference. Or look at the matter in another way: Do not the same pieces of wood or stone appear at one time equal, and at anmaterial things, such as pieces of stones, — other time unequal? That is certain. But are real equals ever equal? or is the idea of equality the same as of inequality?
Classical and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Religion by John H. Hick