Greek Philosophers

By: Desanie, Angie, and Ashley

Socrates

Known as the "father of philosophy", Socrates believed in many different things. He liked to question things and find a rational answer for them. He then came up with something that we call the Socratic Method. He encouraged everyone to think differently about the world and go against what they believed in. He was a rebel. He was warned many times by the authorities, but he still refused to stop. Later on, he was put to death because everyone thought it was a ridiculous thing and it was definitely frowned upon. We still use the Socratic Method today for many different topics, subjects, and professions. It helps us better understand things about life and things around us.

Aristotle

Known as the father of western science as well as technology. He was 17 when enrolled in Plato's Academy. Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great. In 335, he founded his own school which is called the Lyceum, in Athens, where he spent most of the rest of his life studying, teaching and writing. He studied biology, however he must have quickly demonstrated that if a person was to acquire the knowledge of plants and animals he would have to trust his senses and the observations of other people which today we still use this scientific things today. In todays civilization we use Aristotle's science like human life today.

Plato

Plato was born May 21 in 427 BC in Athens just as the Peloponnesian War began between Athens and Sparta.

During his early life he was taught by a famous philosopher known as Socrates.

While Plato was being taught he devoted his considerable talents to politics and writing of tragedy and other types of poetry.

Socrates was a huge part of Plato's life and following Socrates death Plato traveled throughout Italy, Sicily, and parts of the Northern Africa Before returning to Athens.

Later in life, Plato traveled to Syracuse to educate and inspire a new young king Dionysius 11 though the attempt ended in failure, Plato died January 14 347 BC in Athens Greece at the age of 81.