Ancient Greek philosopher (428-348BCE), student and friend of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle, founder of a philosophical school in Athens called 'The Academy'.

Plato is perhaps the single most important figure in the Western tradition of Philosophy. From his mentor Socrates he gained insight into the importance of virtue in human life. In addition to attempting to work out the implications of the quest for virtue, Plato made unparalleled contributions to Epistemology, human Psychology, and Metaphysics. It has been said that all of Western Philosophy is little more than a footnote to Plato.

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