Plato

This category is for questions pertaining to the philosopher Plato. This elder of philosophy is a giant in the field.

Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato, History

What year was Platonism founded?

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Platonism was born exactly in 399 B.C. in a prison cell in Athens in an evening, when the 28 year old Plato wept over the drinking of poison by his master in that prison. Then after travelling for twelve years through Egypt, Sicily, Italy, Judea and India he returned to Athens in 387 B.C. Forty years old and tamed. It was then that Platonism was formally founded.
Asked in Hades (Pluto), Plato

What did hades influence us today?

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Many ideas of hell and heaven can be traced to have roots in the Underworld of Greek myth of which Hades was ruler of.
Asked in Plato, The Solar System

What type of solar system model did Plato use?

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All of the planets plus the sun revolve around the Earth
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Why was Plato skeptical about democracy?

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He believed uneducated masses could not make good decisions
Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato

What was Plato's contribution to the atomic theory?

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One of the most intriguing concepts that caught the imagination of Plato around the time of 350 B.C. was the existence and uniqueness of the five regular solids, which are now known as the five "Platonic solids". It is not certain who first discovered these regular solids first, but many believe that it was spoke of as early as the Pythagoreans. However, sources including Euclid indicate that Theaetetus, a friend of Plato's, was the first to write the first complete account of these five shapes. Plato's theory ultimately constructs the basis for what is to be Book XIII of Euclid's Elements. Plato, in any case, was extremely impressed by these definitively regular solids, and later on in life was intrigued to write his theory of everything in relation to these five polyhedrons. (Devlin 115) The most intriguing aspect of these shapes to Plato at the time was that these were the only shapes that constituted perfect symmetry within a non-planar set of points. The names of these shapes are the hexahedron (cube), tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and the dodecahedron. It is very clear that each of the sides of these polyhedrons must not only be a regular polygon, but must be equal to ever
Asked in Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato, Socrates

What was Socrates step towards wisdom?

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Socrates thought that the first step towards wisdom must begin with an honest admission of our present ignorance.
Asked in BMW, Car Buying, Manufacturing, Plato

How good are bmw's with 150000 mileage on the clock when its on a p plate?

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They are only as good as the Service History shows. Make sure the car has a service history and check the stamps. Check that there isn't any blue smoke coming from the exhaust when you start it. 150,000 on a beemer is nothing, as long as it's been well looked after. If it's a dog and it's been beaten, walk away.
Asked in School Subjects, Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato, Mathematicians

Who is the Father of Philosophy?

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Though considered some of the greatest philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates are not the Fathers of Philosophy. The "father of philosophy" is traditionally considered to be Thales (approximately 624 BCE-c. 546 BCE). Rene Descartes is considered the Father of Modern Philosophy.
Asked in Plato, Ancient Rome

What did Romulus Augustus do to relate his leadership to the environment?

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he saw rome and wanted to make it bigger so he created a population
Asked in Aristotle, Plato, Socrates

How are Socrates and Alcibiades prime examples for Aristotle's friendship in Nicomachean Ethics?

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they are friends of utility and pleasure. Alcibiades is befriending Socrates to gain some of his wisdom, while Socrates isn't falling for alcibiades' sexual seductions.
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What were Plato's ideas about an ideal government?

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Plato's ideas about and i deal government were....first he divided three groups of people first he discribed the 1st group as the top, at the top were philosopher kings,who ruled using logic and wisdom. warriors made up the second group. They defended the state from attack. The third group included the rest of the peoplee,they were drivin by desire , not by wisdom like the first group or courage like the second. These produced the states food clothing and shelter Plato also belived that men and women shoulod have the same educational jobs and an equal chance to have the same jobs yAY UR DONE ADDD ME ON PSN PLAYTAION NEWTWORL ps3 ITS DaViiDz- welcome
Asked in Fashion Design, Plato, Lady Gaga

Where can I buy Alexander McQueen Plato's Atlantis shoes?

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OK i have a pair of the black croc skin ones with the buckle, you have to contact the McQueen head office and special order them for the armadillo claw ones. you cant buy the Macao heel titanic ones but you can get the ballet ones which is basically them but not as high and has no metal and are currently on sale at Alexander mcqueen.com and the plastic alian worp shoes were a one time thing no more as far as i know. they were auctioned of for the Haiti relief I'm pretty sure. hope this helps
Asked in Politics and Government, Philosophy and Philosophers, Plato

Who believed that in an ideal society the government should be controlled by a class of philosopher kings?

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This was a concept espoused by the Greek philosopher Plato. Plato believed that men had to be enlightened to rule, just as sailors needed to know the sea, or physicians needed to understand medicine.
Asked in American Revolution, Plato, Benjamin Franklin

Where did Ben Franklin live?

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ben lived in Philidelphia Boston Paris London Versalaites
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How did Plato get his good idea for water clock?

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He was swimming underwater and saw a clock and thought lets invent a clock that you can wear underwater so that is how he invented the water clock
Asked in Aristotle, Plato

What did Socrates Plato and Aristotle have in common?

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Well, first state the obvious, they were all Greeks! They were intelligent, writers, well-known, driven to accomplish, and they were all teachers to the Greeks.
Asked in Plato

Was Plato an atheist?

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In book ten of "The Laws" Plato takes a dim view of atheists and their potential impact on the state. He goes to great lengths describing their treatment and rehabilitation or punishment. However, the term atheist, in modern times, has come to mean non-belif in the Christian god, or at least the Abrahamic god common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In his specific sense Plato was an atheist.
Asked in Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections, Plato, Socrates

Did Socrates get married?

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Socrates was married to the legendary Xanthippe (shocking isn't it?), a younger woman famous for her sharp tongue and said to be the only person to have beaten Socrates in an argument. Her name is now synonymous with a shrewish wife. Answer Socrates was married to the legendary Xanthippe, a younger woman famous for her sharp tongue and said to be the only person to have beaten Socrates in an argument. Her name is now synonymous with a shrewish wife. Socrates was married to Xanthippe and had one son with her. At the same time he had a girlfriend named Myrto. He had two sons with Myrto. Some writters claim at last he married Myrto. Xanthippe may have become such a nagging and shrew wife because Socrates wouldn't except money for his philosophy meetings. This left them broke to properly raise a family.
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What was Platos last name?

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Godard its true but weird
Asked in Homeschooling, Colleges and Universities, Plato, Civil Rights Movement

What is information on the Jubilee Grace MorningStar Academies and their founders?

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The reason you are having a problem locating the info on the web, is "Jubilee", "Grace" and "Morningstar" are broken up into divisions in this school. It appears to be an excellent school (religious to some degree) and offers spirituality, which in my opinion is a healthy and excellent way to go to round out your child's future. I read a little, and it also appears the cost is affordable for most parents. Please go on: www.jubilee.org/ NOTE: AT THE TOP YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENT DIVISIONS, AND JUST CLICK ONTO EACH ONE. THEN, ON THE LEFT, THE ACADEMY WILL ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS. Hope this helps. Marcy
Asked in Celebrities, Plato, King of the Hill, Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What did actress Dana Hill die of?

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Dana Hill (Real Name Dana Hill Goetz) died on July 15, 1996 of complications from diabetes and a stroke which ultimately caused her death. She is best known as Audrey Griswald in National Lampoon's European Vacation movie, as Jennifer Phillips who was exploited by a pedophille (portrayed by former SAG President Richard Masur) in the Made-For-TV movie Fallen Angel, and as the voice of Max in Disney's Goof Troop.