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By Richard F. H. Polt, Gregory Fried

This new significant other to the advent to Metaphysics offers an summary of Heidegger's textual content and a number of views on its interpretation from greater than a dozen hugely revered members.

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But individuals did not identify with their shades. By taking the soul to be one's essential self, Plato turned a new leaf on this traditional belief. He argued for the immortality of each person's soul, which he took to be 'immaterial' and akin to the divine. In his view, the soul's simplicity ensures both personal survival of bodily death and each person's 'pre-existence' prior to incarnation into a body. It also ensures personal survival of changes undergone while one is alive and embodied. Plato did not ask what accounts for the unity of the self at any given time.

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