Consistently with the assumptions of The Republic, arguments are made against poetry for political reasons. Empiricus One can have reasons for doubt that are based on the relationship between objective "facts" and subjective experience.
Thus, according to Mersenne, something has to be true. Are Forms causes? Poetry can serve as an important didactic instrument to convince citizens about certain truths that might otherwise be out of reach for the majority who did not and will not achieve the rigor of ontological contemplation, linguistic expression and the arguments of philosophical demonstrations.
Socrates begins his defense of this thesis, which takes up the remainder of the present section, by defining death as the separation of body and soul. A filosofia na crise da modernidade.
But what is it which makes one person larger than another? The Objections 85cc Simmias prefaces his objection by making a remark about methodology.
For one might put forth a similar argument which claims that the soul is like a harmony and the body is like a lyre and its strings.