Historical Who is Who

PLATO

c429BCE - 347BCE
GREECE
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION

 

Athenian philosopher and associate of Socrates whose writings have subsequently become central ingredients in Western intellectual tradition. He looks for order in the world which he judges to be morally good and deriving from a principled source of goodness. Through dialogue he encourages the interrogation of all ideas and judgements with a view to deepening self-knowledge and wisdom, and promoting justice. This is the story of moral education, progressive clarification which will lead to a more communitarian form of society.

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