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  • Plato's Philosophy
    840 words
    Plato was born in Athens, about 427 BC, and died there about 347 BC In early life Plato saw war service and had political ambitions. However, he was never really sympathetic to the Athenian democracy and he could not join in its government. He was a follower of Socrates, whose disciple he became in 409 BC, and the execution of that philosopher by the democrats in 399 BC was a crushing blow. He left Athens, believing that until "kings were philosophers or philosophers were kings" things would nev...
  • Plato's Teachings
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    The great philosopher, Plato, wrote two specific dialogues; the book Timaeus and the book Critics. Plato was a professional teacher who valued intelligence immensely. Plato founded the first Philosophical Academy in Athens in the early fourth century BC. He devoted his life to philosophy and the teachings of his friend Socrates. Plato learned from Socrates and passed on his knowledge to his students. After his friend's sudden death, Plato became dissatisfied with the government in Athens. He fil...
  • Wonderful Dialogues Of Socrates And Plato
    500 words
    Plato. By Plato was the best known of all the great Greek philosophers. Plato's original name was Aristo cles, but in his school days he was nicknamed Platon (meaning "broad") because of his broad shoulders. Born in Athens circa B.C. 427, Plato sought out political status. But during the Athenian democracy, he did not actively embrace it. Plato devoted his life to Socrates, and became his disciple in B.C. 409. Plato was outraged when Socrates was executed by the Athenian democrats in B.C. 399. H...
  • Plato's Theory Of Knowledge
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    Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. After witnessing...
  • Plato's Theory Of Forms
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    Plato (circa 428-c. 347 BC) Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. His father, Ariston, was believed to have descended from the early kings of Athens. Perictione, his mother, was distantly related to the 6th- century BC lawmaker Solon. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. As a young man Plato had political ambitions, but he became disillusioned by the political leadership in Athens. He eventually ...
  • Plato On The Issue Of Democracy
    726 words
    PLATO Plato was one of the greatest Philosophers in history. He came up with a process of dialectical thinking. This is a Process of thinking by dialogue, discussion, debate, or argument. In ancient Greece, the term was used literally. Plato was a superb writer, and his works are part of the world's great literature. His existing work is in the form of dialogues and epistles. Some of the dialogues and many of the epistles attributed to him are known to be fake, while others are doubtful. In the ...
  • Work Of Plato's Later Period
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    Plato Plato was born about 429 BC. He came of an Athenian family that was aristocratic on both sides. His father, Ariston, was believed to have descended from the early kings of Athens. Perictione, his mother, was distantly related to the 6th- century BC lawmaker Solon. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. It is said that his original name was Aristo cles, be we are told that his wrestling instructor named him...

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