Plato of Greece

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Plato of Greece

Plato is a classical Greek philosopher born in 428-427 BCE and died in 348-347 BCE. Plato was also a mathematician and the founder of an Academy in Athens. Plato was born in a wealthy family to Ariston and Perictione. He had two older brothers Glaucon and Adeimantus, and a sister, Potone. Plato also had a half-brother, Antiphon when his mother remarried after his father died. Plato’s birth name is Aristocles, but he is called Plato because of his broad forehead. Plato’s teacher in philosophy was Socrates. When he died, Plato traveled to Egypt and Italy remained as an adviser for the rulers of Syracuse. When he returned to Athens, he started his own academy. The academy operated until 529 AD until it was closed thinking it was a threat to Christianity.


Plato was considered the Father of Philosophy. He was the first to attempt to systemize man's knowledge to provide a comprhensive view of life. Many thinkers in Greece had indetified and attempted to answer many fundimental questions; what was the nature of reality: how can man gain knowledge: what is ethical: and what is the proper social system. Plato's genius was that he grasped that these questions are interrelated, not isolated, and tat their answers should comprise and unified, systematic, all-encompassing whole. Plato largly createdthe explicit discipline of philosophy, and achievement that would make possible the development of Western culture, his own answers to philosophic questions are fundamentally at odds with the Western world view.


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Plato of Greece



428 BCE - date of birth 409 to 404 BCE - was in military service 399 BCE - began to write 387 to 361 BCE - Plato's "middle" period 367 BCE - was invited to be a tutor to Dionysus 347 - Plato died

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