Yes, I’ll admit, this is a homework-help question, but I’m just looking for some suggestions/advice.
Does anyone know of any good sources on Plato, specifically anything having to do with his vision of the soul/immortality. See, I’m thinking of writing a paper on how Plato’s concept of the soul is analogous to the “Christian” concept of God, insofar as “this self-mover [the soul] is also the source and spring of motion in everything else that moves; and a source has no beginning” (Phaedrus).
See, so, if the soul is the thing that is in motion and has no source, but is the source of motion, then soul is the creator of the universe.
Kind of obtuse, and a very very poor explination here I know, I appologize.
The thing is, I’ve got to write this paper using as a primary source one of the dialogues we didn’t use in class, so the Phaedrus is out except as a supporting document.
So, the help I need consists of:
[li]Suggestions of other Platonic dialogues which might discuss this topic.[/li][li]Suggestions of secondary sources (authors) who may have discussed this topic.[/li][/ul]
Thanks for your help ahead of time, and again, sorry for the rather poor explination.