Plato: Biography of a Great Thinker

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.

As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Our Great Thinkers playlist celebrates influential thinkers who have changed the world for the better.

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Host: Liliana de Castro
Artwork: Kim Parkhurst
Directed by Michael Harrison
Written and Produced by Kimberly Hatch Harrison

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Plato copy of Silanion portrait
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Academy Archeological site
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Herma of Plato
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Ancient school relief
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Brick wall close-up view
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Porch of Maidens
Author: Thermos

Siamese cat
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Hirundo rustica
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