Plato

The Greek Philosopher

Who is Plato?

Plato was a philosopher and mathematician who changed the way philosophy was received and/or practiced in the Western world, he abandoned political power in the oligarchy to seek out virtue (goodness) of the idea of justice, beauty, and, equality.

Whats so great about Plato?

He developed the view that the good life requires not just a certain kind of knowledge but also the habit to healthy emotional responses & harmony between three parts of the soul: reason, spirit, and passion.

Plato in ACTION!

Summarize it Up!

Plato, the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, wrote his philosophies in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E. in ancient Greece. Plato's work contains the origins of the familiar art work that we use today with the passion and illusions of some art. We also are introduced to the ideal of "Platonic love:" Plato saw love as motivation for the highest Form of beauty—The Beauty Itself & love as the power through which the highest of achievements are possible. (http://www.iep.utm.edu/plato/) Plato grew up during the Peloponnesian War (431-404) and came of age around the time of Athens’ final defeat by Sparta and the political chaos that followed; he was educated in philosophy, poetry and gymnastics. With war going on Plato was still a peace, loving, beautiful philosopher ever lived.