Plato



427–347 b.c, Greek philosopher.
a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon, having a dark floor: about 60 miles (96 km) in diameter.
Contemporary Examples

Football “is what Plato calls a pharmakon, a poison and an elixir,” he writes.
Has Football Jumped the Shark? Kevin Canfield August 31, 2014

The philosopher, Plato, linked Santorini with the mythical lost city of Atlantis that sank beneath the waves.
Book a Room for Two in a Santorini Cave Joanna Eede June 9, 2014

Plato first formulated the influential model of artistic creation as divine inspiration.
What is a Genius? Nick Romeo November 8, 2013

However, Plato and Aristotle each called for the exposure of feeble infants.
Living With Disability in the Dark Ages Elizabeth Picciuto July 21, 2014

It is perhaps as interesting to think of what might not be there in 1500: Homer, for example, and much of Plato.
How I Write: Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Winner of ‘The Swerve’ Noah Charney September 18, 2012

Historical Examples

Plato was arrested and sold into slavery on his own isle of Ægina.
Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers Elbert Hubbard

What have the Socialists of twentieth century America to do with Plato?
The Common Sense of Socialism John Spargo

Shortly after the outbreak of the Peloponnesian war Plato was born, probably in 427.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

Plato teaches the true value of punishment in the “Gorgias.”
Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde

The mathematical sciences Plato has expressly excluded from philosophy.
A History of Philosophy in Epitome Albert Schwegler

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?427–?347 bc, Greek philosopher: with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, he is regarded as the initiator of western philosophy. His influential theory of ideas, which makes a distinction between objects of sense perception and the universal ideas or forms of which they are an expression, is formulated in such dialogues as Phaedo, Symposium, and The Republic. Other works include The Apology and Laws
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a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, about 100 km in diameter, that has a conspicuous dark floor
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An ancient Greek philosopher, often considered the most important figure in Western philosophy. Plato was a student of Socrates and later became the teacher of Aristotle. He founded a school in Athens called the Academy. Most of his writings are dialogues. He is best known for his theory that ideal Forms or Ideas, such as Truth or the Good, exist in a realm beyond the material world. In fact, however, his chief subjects are ethics and politics. His best-known dialogues are the Republic, which concerns the just state, and the Symposium, which concerns the nature of love.

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