Who is Plato?

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


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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    The unexamined life is not worth living for man.
    —Socrates or Plato (469–399 B.C.)