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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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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 Plato ... Platonist 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 ...
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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 ... Syracuse in response 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 ...
Leodamas Of Thasos
380 BC) was a 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 ...

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