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PHIL 2101: Introduction to Philosophy: Plato

OER for Prof. Dunn and Prof. Kang

About Plato

Bust of Plato Born circa 428 B.C.E., ancient Greek philosopher Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. His writings explored justice, beauty and equality, and also contained discussions in aesthetics, political philosophy, theology, cosmology, epistemology and the philosophy of language. Plato founded the Academy in Athens, one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He died in Athens circa 348 B.C.E

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Silanion. (2007). Head Platon Glyptothek Munich 548. 1619 x 2251 pixels. Retrieved from

Biography source: Editors. (2017, October 19). Plato Biography. Retrieved October 31, 2018, from

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