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Soon after, Athens became the western world’s center of philosophical inquiry, as the triumvirate of Socrates, Plato and then Aristotle established philosophy as an essential component of civilized intellectual discourse.2,500 years ago, the philosopher Anaxagoras brought science’s spirit to Athens|Tom Siegfried|May 4, 2021|Science News
Americans often get a distorted view of politics they don’t share, which she likens to the misleading shadows cast by the burning fire in Plato’s allegory of the cave.
Plato, on theoretical rather than observational grounds, had already insisted that circularity’s symmetry signified perfection, and therefore circular motion should be required in the heavens.
SUSY particles have long been one of the most popular proposals for the identity of this cosmic dark matter, based on more complicated notions of symmetry than those available to Plato and Aristotle.
Football “is what Plato calls a pharmakon, a poison and an elixir,” he writes.
Plato argued that true learning must be more than what Deresiewicz calls “highbrow entertainment for the moneyed class.”
The idea that education should profoundly influence how you live is at least as old as Plato.
Back to the concerto, or a little light Plato, or some such.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale|Tim Teeman|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, Plato and Aristotle each called for the exposure of feeble infants.
In Greek especially she was proficient, and Plato was to her more interesting than any story book.The Childhood of Distinguished Women|Selina A. Bower
Plato, dissatisfied with the laws of his country, wrote out a code of morals and laws which he thought much better.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
The earlier fathers of the church, the greater part of whom were Platonists, imitated this method of Plato's.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The progress of philosophy from Thales to Plato is the most stupendous triumph of the human intellect.
Plato made philosophy to consist in the discussion of general terms, or abstract ideas.
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An ancient Greek philosopher, often considered the most important figure in Western philosophy. Plato was a student of Socrates and later became the teacher of Aristotle. He founded a school in Athens (see also Athens) called the Academy. Most of his writings are dialogues. He is best known for his theory that ideal Forms or Ideas, such as Truth or the Good, exist in a realm beyond the material world. In fact, however, his chief subjects are ethics and politics. His best-known dialogues are the Republic, which concerns the just state, and the Symposium, which concerns the nature of love.