Plato is one of the most brilliant and far-reaching writers to have ever lived our very conception of philosophy—of rigorous thinking concerning the true situation of man, the nature of the whole, and the perplexity of being—owes a great debt to his work. Biography: plato was a classical greek philosopher born 428-7 bce and died in 348-7 bce at the age of 80-81 the trio of plato, socrates (his teacher) and aristotle (his student) they laid the fundamentals of western philosophy. Plato was an ancient greek philosopher who was born somewhere around 428 bce 2 he died somewhere around 348 bce in the city of athens 3 socrates (yet another great philosopher) was his teacher and he was in turn, teacher of another great philosopher named aristotle 4.
Plato was an ancient greek philosopher who played an important role in the development of western philosophy as a scion of a rich and aristocratic family, he received good education under renowned teachersincluding socrates. Plato is a great writer as well as a great philosopher to get a beginning idea of the flow of the dialogue form, read now the short excerpts from meno and republic if you have now read the brief excerpts from the meno and the republic , you can surely see that plato is not writing detached and ponderous theory. Plato’s aim, then, in these early dialogues primarily, is critical: that is, to tear apart the inadequate moral views of others in the middle dialogues, plato is coming into his own as a philosopher and is starting.
Like his teacher plato, aristotle's philosophy aims at the universal aristotle's ontology places the universal (katholou) in particulars (kath' hekaston), things in the world, whereas for plato the universal is a separately existing form which actual things imitate. Plato and other scholars taught subjects such as mathematics, philosophy, biology, and astronomy at the academy one of plato's students was the famous scientist and philosopher aristotle who studied at the academy for nearly 20 years. Plato was born sometime between 428 and 427 bc as is common among many of the great philosophers of his day, records about the birth and early life of plato do not exist.
Plato's biography is drawn mainly from the work of other ancient writers and a few of what are presumed to be plato's letters he was born in athens around 428 bc to an aristocratic family with a long and esteemed history of political leadership. Biography of greek philosopher plato, whos' philosophical ideas changed the concept of living centuries ago and is still influencing the world biography of greek philosopher plato, whos' philosophical ideas changed the concept of living centuries ago and is still influencing the world. Greek philosopher plato - history plato is an influential ancient greek philosopher who was born in the year 427 bc in athens, greece he was the son of wealthy athenian parents and he began his philosophical career as a student of socrates. This course follows the organizational theme of the book plato: the great philosopher-educator by dr david diener, as shown below corresponding readings from this text are listed within each lesson lesson 1: introduction, biography of plato, and plato’s historical context.
Plato, at dion’s urging, apparently undertook to put into practice the ideal of the “philosopher-king” (described in the republic) by educating dionysius the younger the project was not a success, and in the ensuing instability dion was murdered. Socrates was a greek philosopher and the main source of western thought little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including plato. Plato (c 428 - 348 bc) was a hugely important greek philosopher and mathematician from the socratic (or classical) period he is perhaps the best known , most widely studied and most influential philosopher of all time. Plato, an ancient greek philosopher, founded the academy, a place of learning and debate his writings would come to form the basis for the western philosophical tradition.
The athenian philosopher plato (c428-347 bc) is one of the most important figures of the ancient greek world and the entire history of western thought in. Plato was the innovator of the written dialogue and dialectic forms in philosophy plato appears to have been the founder of western political philosophy, with his republic, and laws among other dialogues, providing some of the earliest extant treatments of political questions from a philosophical perspective. Lecture 8: greek thought: socrates, plato and aristotle 9/13/11 2:45 pm but their creative energies were also used to invent philosophy, defined as the love of wisdom in general, philosophy came into existence when the greeks discovered their in plato's dialogue, the crito, we meet a socrates concerned with the future of his three.