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Socrates, Pleasure, and Value$
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George Rudebusch

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195159616.001.0001

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Death Is One of Two Things

Death Is One of Two Things

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(p.65) Six Death Is One of Two Things
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Socrates, Pleasure, and Value
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George Rudebusch (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195159616.003.0006

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

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