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GR 2014.10.20 Plato – PHILOSOPHY English


2014-10-20 PHILOSOPHY – Plato

The Greek philosopher Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He wrote on a wide variety of topics, including Politics, Aesthetics, Cosmology, and Epistemology. To this day, we refer to “Platonic Love” and “Platonic Ideals.” Plato’s search for knowledge and truth formed the basis of much of Western Philosophy. As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Our Great Thinkers playlist celebrates influential thinkers who have changed the world for the better.

Plato was one of the world’s earliest and possibly greatest philosophers. He matters because of his devotion to making humanity more fulfilled.

He was an Athenian philosopher in Ancient Greece. Plato was the founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.