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Plato Silanion Musei Capitolini MC1377.jpg
Roman copy o a portrait bust bi Silanion for the Academia in Athens (c. 370 BC)
Born 428/427 or 424/423 BC
Athens, Greece
Died 348/347 BC (age c. 80)
Athens, Greece
Notable wirk(s) Apology
Era Auncient filosofie
Region Wastren filosofie
Schuil Platonism
Main interests
Rhetoric, airt, leeteratur, epistemology, juistice, virtue, politics, eddication, faimily, militarism, freendship, luve
Notable ideas
Theory o Forms, Platonic idealism, filosofer keeng, Platonic realism, Plato's tripartite theory o saul, hyperuranion, metaxy, khôra, methexis, theia mania, agathos kai sophos, poiesis, philotimon

Plato (or Platae) (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad"[1]; 427/428 BC[a] – 347/348 BC), wis a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer o philosophical dialogues, an foonder o the Academy in Athens, the first institution o heicher learnin in the Wastren warld. Alang wi his mentor, Socrates, an his student, Aristotle, Plato helped tae lay the foondations o Wastren philosophy an science.[2] Plato wis oreeginally a student o Socrates, an wis as muckle influenced bi his thinkin as bi his apparently unjuist execution.

Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirtie-sax dialogues an thirteen letters hae been ascribed tae him. Plato's writins hae been published in several fashions; this haes led tae several conventions regardin the namin an referencin o Plato's texts.

Plato's dialogues hae been uised tae teach a range o subjects, includin philosophy, logic, rhetoric an mathematics.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Diogenes Laertius 3.4; p. 21, David Sedley, Plato's Cratylus, Cambridge University Press 2003
  2. "Plato". Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2002.