Plato

(May 21? 427 BC – ca. 347 BC)

Plato was an immensely influential classical Greek philosopher, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens.

Plato lectured extensively at the Academy, and wrote on many philosophical issues. The most important writings of Plato are his dialogues, although a handful of epigrams also survive, and some letters have come down to us under his name. It is believed that all of Plato's authentic dialogues survive.

Socrates is often a character in the dialogues of Plato. How much of the content and argument of any given dialogue is Socrates' point of view, and how much of it is Plato's, is heavily disputed, since Socrates himself did not write down his teachings. However, Plato was doubtless strongly influenced by Socrates' teachings, so many of the ideas presented, at least in his early works, were probably borrowings.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Plato 01

Plato 01
If a man neglects education, he walks lame for the rest of his life.

Plato 02

Plato 02
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

Plato 03

Plato 03
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


Questions? Order by Phone? 1-877-809-1659
Where's My Stuff?
  • Track your recent orders.
  • View or change your order.
  • Shipping & Returns
  • See our shipping rates.
  • Make a return or exchange.
  • Need Help?
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed.
  • Visit our Customer Service.
  •  

    Powered by CafePress

    This shop is powered by CafePress Inc. Copyright © 1999- CafePress.com. All rights reserved.
    Privacy Policy | Trademark & Copyright Information
    Non-US currency rates are updated daily and may fluctuate.