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About Plato

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Angelo Plena

on 26 March 2014

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Transcript of About Plato

Platos teachings
Plato continued Socrates work after he died. He asked leading questions: the "Socrates method."
Platos ancestors
One of Platos ancestors is the last legendary king of Athens, Codrus. He is related to Solon.
His Achievements
He invented the Academy and was the father of political science. He is apart of the big three in western phliosophy and thought Aristotle. He also created 26 different dialogues. He was in the army
Plato's Quotes
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something." This means to only speak when you have something to say. "Only the dead have seen the end of the war." This means the dead will never be in conflict ever again.
Plato's Quotes Pt.2
" No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death." This means that nothing bad will happen to those who are good. "If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things." This means treat women like you treat men.
Platos stories
Platos main stories and myths relate to life itself and knowledge. He talks about it to explain life and how people react to certain things. He teaches us about unknown knowledge we dont have but he does and he wants to share it with us. Plato teaches us how some people react...
Platos stories pt.2
to other things and how some people react to other things and how to act good. Platos stories help others very much and has also taught Ariostotle who later taght Alexander the Great.
Platos early life
Plato was born between 428 and and 427 BC though thespecific date is unknown. Plato came from one of yhe wealthiest and politically known families in Athens. Ancient sources describes him as a bright though modest boy who exels in his studies.
Platos family
Plato's father was Ariston and his mother was Periction. Plato had three siblings by the names of: Adeimantus, Glaucon, and Potone. Plato lived in a house six kids, he was number five, with four brothers, and one sister.
Plato's Philosophy
Plato's philosophy often taught about him and his father and his relantionships. Plato's philosophical views had many social implications, particulary on the idea of an ideal state or government. Plato's pliosophic thought is shown in "The Republic" and "The Laws"
The Republic
The greatest dialougue that Plato created was The Republic. The Republic was translated and read in our time.
Plato's Acadamy
Plato established the acadamy after he came back from Greece in 386 BC. This is where Plato taught his students.
Plato's Dialogues
Plato has written 27 dialgues and the most famous was the Republic.
Plato and Math
Plato was a famous Mathmatiton. Plato taght al, the math he he knew and read all his dialogues to his students in the acadamy.
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