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Plato
Plato (428-348 BCE) was a philosopher and mathematician in ancient Greece. A student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle, his Academy was one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely regarded as the father of modern philosophy. show more



Plato (428-348 BCE) was a philosopher and mathematician in ancient Greece. A student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle, his Academy was one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely regarded as the father of modern philosophy.

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Birth date: 0428-02-29
Died: 0348-04-22
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 9 months ago
Ούτε παλι θα του φανερωθεί το ωραίο σαν πρόσωπο ή χέρια ή κανένα άλλο σωματικό χαρακτηριστικό, ούτε σαν λόγος ή σαν γνώση, ούτε σα να υπάρχει σε κάτι άλλο, όπως σε μία ζωντανή ύπαρξη είτε στη γη είτε στον ουρανό είτε κάπου αλλού, αλλά σαν κάτι που υπάρχει μόνο του με τον εαυτό του, με ενιαία μορφή, ...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 12 months ago
The writings of Plato have been one of the cornerstones of Western thought for two and a half millennia used for both secular and religious purposes, sometimes not as he intended. Republic is one, if not the, most famous piece of Plato’s philosophical/political writings and the translation by Robin...
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 1 year ago
Less interesting than the Apology.
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 1 year ago
Socrates would have made a great internet troll.
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
For some reason when people think of Plato and government we seem to automatically jump to the though 'gee, what a wonderful idea' as if a Platonic government would actually be a good thing. The question that I raise is what if it isn't? What if this form of government that Plato outlines actually i...
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