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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.
However, Plato and Aristotle each called for the exposure of feeble infants.
The philosopher, Plato, linked Santorini with the mythical lost city of Atlantis that sank beneath the waves.
Prodicus, whom Plato himself esteemed, appears to have been principally preoccupied with the moral problem.Initiation into Philosophy|Emile Faguet
In this part of its course the dialectic of Plato is simply a search for God.Theism|Robert Flint
If we want to know what Plato and Aristotle thought about any matter, we have only to consult their works.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
Seneca said that vices were maladies, among which Zeno catalogued love, as Plato did crime.
Before Plato there was no formulation of logical theory, and in his dialogues it is only contained in solution.
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Cultural definitions for plato
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.