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Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.
platonic love - a love in which there is no sexual desire.
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There is another sort of progress from the general notions of Socrates, who asked simply, 'what is friendship?' 'what is temperance?' 'what is courage?' as in the Lysis, Charmides, Laches, to the transcendentalism of Plato, who, in the second stage of his philosophy, sought to find the nature of knowledge in a prior and future state of existence.
The doctrines of Plato are necessarily different at different times of his life, as new distinctions are realized, or new stages of thought attained by him.
There is no reason to suppose that any of the Dialogues of Plato were written before the death of Socrates; the Meno, which appears to be one of the earliest of them, is proved to have been of a later date by the allusion of Anytus.
We cannot argue that Plato was more likely to have written, as he has done, of Meno before than after his miserable death; for we have already seen, in the examples of Charmides and Critias, that the characters in Plato are very far from resembling the same characters in history.
The principle of "tools to those who can use them" ought to lead him, as it does Plato, to an aristocracy.
Both Plato and Aristotle lived in the democratic Greek city-state of Athens.
Given Plato's pervasive influence on subsequent philosophy and on Christianity, Zoller argues, the effects of austere dualism have been profound and pervasive--above all, in the denigration of women.
At PLATO, the emphasis is on the enjoyment of learning, in a supportive environment where peers lead weekly study-discussion groups in which everyone participates.
Plato makes wholesome dog treats in its own facility in California.
He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns debate, and beyond the notion that Plato's Republic is best understood as shedding light on the promise of discursive democracy.
We had the opportunity to sit down with PLATO President Andy Skoogman, who outlined the organization's objectives and how its guidance provides clarity for buyers and accountability for manufacturers in this segment.
Plato's Labyrinth by Aakash Singh Rathore makes a powerful case for reinterpretation of the Greek tradition.