Plato (or Platae) (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad"; 427/428 BC[a] – 347/348 BC), wis a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer o philosophical dialogues, an foonder o the Academy in Athens, the first institution o heicher learnin in the Wastren warld. Alang wi his mentor, Socrates, an his student, Aristotle, Plato helped tae lay the foondations o Wastren philosophy an science. Plato wis oreeginally a student o Socrates, an wis as muckle influenced bi his thinkin as bi his apparently unjuist execution.
Roman copy o a portrait bust bi Silanion for the Academia in Athens (c. 370 BC)
|Born||428/427 or 424/423 BC|
|Died||348/347 BC (age c. 80)|
|Rhetoric, airt, leeteratur, epistemology, juistice, virtue, politics, eddication, faimily, militarism, freendship, luve|
|Theory o Forms, Platonic idealism, filosofer keeng, Platonic realism, Plato's tripartite theory o saul, hyperuranion, metaxy, khôra, methexis, theia mania, agathos kai sophos, poiesis, philotimon|
Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirtie-sax dialogues an thirteen letters hae been ascribed tae him. Plato's writins hae been published in several fashions; this haes led tae several conventions regardin the namin an referencin o Plato's texts.