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Plato

Plato is considered the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece

Plato was born in Athens in 428 or 427 B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a character in many of his dialogues. He attended Socrates’ trial and that traumatic experience may have led to his attempt to design an ideal society.

Following the death of Socrates he travelled widely in search of learning. After twelve years he returned to Athens and founded his Academy, one of the earliest organized schools in western civilization. Among Plato’s pupils was Aristotle. Some of Plato’s other influences were Pythagoras, Anaxagoras, and Parmenides.

Plato wrote extensively and most of his writings have survived to this day. His works are

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Aristotle

Aristotle was an Ancient Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the not Great

Aristotle384 BC – 322 BC

He was born in 384 B.C. in the town of stagira, in north east of Greece. Aristotle’s father was wealthy, a physician and friend of Macedonian king and Alexanders grandfather Amyntas. Aristotle spend most of money to buy manuscripts and he turned his house into a library. Hence Plato called Aristotle’s house “the house of the reader”.

His study inspired contemplation and thought about life and his writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theatre, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology.

Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is

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