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  • (noun): Ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC).

Plato

Plato ( /ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad"; 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. In the words of A. N. Whitehead:

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Leodamas Of Thasos
... Greek mathematician and a contemporary of Plato, about whom little is known ... Plato, it is said, taught this method to Leodamas, who is also reported to have made many discoveries in geometry by means of it." and one in Diogenes Laertius' Lives and Opinions of Eminent ...
Commentaries On Plato
... Commentaries on Plato refers to the great mass of literature produced, especially in the ancient and medieval world, to explain and clarify the works of ... philosophers in the centuries following Plato sought to clarify and summarise his thoughts, but it was during the Roman era, that the Neoplatonists, in particular, wrote many commentaries on individual ...
Plato, Indiana - Geography
... Plato is located at 41°38′32″N 85°19′54″W / 41.64222°N 85.33167°W / 41.64222 -85.33167 ...
Second Letter (Plato)
... The Second Letter of Plato, also called Epistle II or Letter II, is an epistle that tradition has ascribed to Plato, though some scholars consider it a forgery ... to a supposed complaint he lodged against Plato and his associates that they were slandering him ... for these slanders and further denies that Plato has even heard of them occurring ...
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    It seems that I must bid the Muse to pack,
    Choose Plato and Plotinus for a friend
    Until imagination, ear and eye,
    Can be content with argument and deal
    In abstract things; or be derided by
    A sort of battered kettle at the heel.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)