Plato: Biography of a Great Thinker
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The Greek philosopher Plato was a student of Socrates, and teacher of Aristotle. He wrote on a wide variety of topics including Politics, Aesthetics, Cosmology, and Epistemology. To this day, we refer to “Platonic Love” and “Platonic Ideals.” Plato’s search for knowledge and truth formed the basis of much of Western Philosophy.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
For a beginning introduction to Plato, see his biography at the Ancient History Encyclopedia: http://www.ancient.eu/plato/A more detailed biography, including Plato's works and ideas, can be found at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://www.iep.utm.edu/plato/For the complete editions of Plato's works, please see the Internet Classics Archive (click on Browse and Comment): http://classics.mit.edu/index.htmlFor a brief video introduction to Plato and his philosophy, see the School of Life: