IMMORTALITY OF THE HUMAN SOUL IN PLATO'S METAPHYSICS
This paper is a brief survey and evaluation of the concept of immortality of the human soul in Plato's metaphysics. It makes no claim of having exhausted all that needs to be said on immortality of the soul. However, it attempts, in as comprehensive way as possible, to make clear the major arguments by Plato to support that there is an after-life. Plato's arguments shall be examined and evaluated here. Also, materialist antitheses to his arguments shall be examined to present a materialistic model that objects to Plato's arguments. The paper has attempted to hold that it is only when one lives dignified and honest life, that one will have immortality after death. With this notion in everybody's mind, the society will develop and move forward for the better.