The Immortal Soul: Ideas of Socrates, Plato & Augustine


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Which of these assert that reality or existence is divided into two parts?

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1. Which of these would Socrates most likely agree with?

2. Which of these would a dualist most likely agree with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ancient philosophers Socrates, Plato and Augustine all had views on the immortality of the soul following physical death, though their views differed in a few key ways. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the views on the immortal soul espoused by all three philosophers. Some things you'll be assessed on include relevant philosophical ideas, the views of Socrates, and the way in which Socrates' views differed from Plato's.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which philosophy asserts that existence is divided into two parts
  • A statement that Socrates would agree with
  • A belief that a dualist would agree with
  • What Plato would agree with
  • What Augustine thought about the soul

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Socrates', Plato's and Augustine's views on the immortal soul
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific views and philosophical traditions of each philosopher
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding each philosopher's ideas, and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about relevant views of these three thinkers, review the accompanying lesson, The Immortal Soul: Ideas of Socrates, Plato & Augustine. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of dualism
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Augustine