Obviously we have pre-existed; how are we to account for Mozart's precocity save by supposing his pre-existence?
I visit what I oft have visited in my dreams; or as in a state of pre-existence.
Shelley's interest in children was connected with his half belief in the Platonic doctrine of pre-existence.
The Platonic doctrine of reminiscence is then adduced as a confirmation of the pre-existence of the soul.
The post-existence, as well as the pre-existence of the soul, is affirmed in the concluding books.
They do not go to the length of denying the pre-existence of ideas.
Among the basic energies of this vision are some which in their functioning imply the pre-existence of certain primordial ideas.
But the admission of the pre-existence of ideas, and therefore of the soul, is at variance with this.
The pre-existence of the soul, as a part of universal life, was taught and commonly accepted in the early Christian period.
Nothing is said of the pre-existence of ideas of justice, temperance, and the like.