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What is Plato's philosophy?



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  1. Plato was a student of Socrates. Plato wrote the Dialogues, which included conversations between Socrates and his students. Plato philosophized basically on what Socrates philosophized on.
  2. One of Plato's quotes and my favorite one is "Never discourage anyone... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."
  3. You can kind of see what the discussion was about; Socrates was talking to his students about ignorant people. Socrates was probably saying that all people can be taught, no matter how slow they learn and all they need is a little courage and motivation to learn. Plato was probably thinking that if you discourage them, they wont learn, and the only time you dont encourage them is if they dont show interest in learning. Socrates was then probably saying that the ignorant people will learn the lesson being taught in time and will keep on progressing. Plato is probably thinking "the person can learn at a super fast rate or a super slow rate but if they are progressing, they will eventually learn"

  4. Plato was constantly taking notes from Socrates. He wanted to savor each moment in the classroom. He looked in his notes all the time and taking important details of each discussion and summed it up to make his philosophy. Plato realized that any discussion is a philosophy no matter how ignorant it could be.