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Scholars called humanists stressed the importance of human beings and the study of classical literature as a guide to understanding life. Perhaps the most widely discussed argument is the last offered by Plato: The soul is incapable of death because death is, after all, decomposition (wherein the dying subject is dissolved), but the soul, being simple and uncompounded, cannot decompose. ), Plato's greatest student, did not share a similar conviction about the immortality of the soul.

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