Philosophy - Plato


Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his
father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his
mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political
leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his
dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and
additional questions. After witnessing the death of Socrates at the hands of the Athenian
democracy in 399 B.C., Plato left Athens and continued to travel to Italy, Sicily, and Egypt.
(Internet)
In 387 B.C. Plato founded the Academy ...

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not certain about the success of this
adventure although he felt he could not refuse this opportunity of putting his ideas to a test. It
did not work out for Plato and he returned to Athens in 360 B.C. He then devoted himself to
teaching and lecturing at the Academy. He died at age 80 in Athens in 348 B.C. Before his
death Plato completed the Sophist, the Politicus, the Philebus, the Timaeus and finally the Laws.
(Internet)

DIALOGUES
The Symposium is the most widely read of Plato's dialogues with the exception of the
Republic and it is with good reason. It's literary merit is outstanding with philosophical and
psychological sources (Allen)



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THE EARLY DIALOGUES
In the early dialogues Socrates always played the leading roll. In all of them, Plato was
trying to keep the spirit of Socrates alive. There are also early dialogues that portray Socrates in
whimsical moods but always with a serious purpose. (Allen)
The Republic was the most revealing of all Plato's early ...

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the cave
and went outside. With the sun he saw what was real in the world and realized all he ever saw
were just shadows. He went back to the men in the cave and told them all this. He told them
that they

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too could see the outside if they broke free of their chains but they didn't believe him. The
environment of the cave to Plato symbolizes the physical world of appearances. Escaping into
the sun-filled world means the transition into the real world that is full and perfect being the
world of forms, which is the proper object of knowledge. (Hare p.39)

NATURE OF FORMS
The theory of Forms may be understood best in terms of mathematical entities. This
theory was his way of ...

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