So Socrates was pretty fond of the idea of reincarnation, the soul, the inferior material objects and bodily matter around us. Would his idea of the soul fit into the theory of evolution, a theory pretty much entirely based on matter and biology? Would the soul play a part of evolution? Would Socrates agree with Darwin- but alter his theory to suit his own ideas? Socrates was not afraid of death in the Phaedo, this obviously does not fit into the animalistic instinct to thrive to survive, but what would he say to defend statements like that?