Plato - Plato Slide 6-2: RAPHAEL: School of Athens. Center...

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Plato Slide 6-2: RAPHAEL: School of Athens. Center section Profile: Plato (c.427-347 B.C.E.) was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. As a young man Plato had political ambitions, but he became disillusioned by the political leadership in Athens. He eventually became a disciple of Socrates, accepting his basic philosophy and dialectical style of debate, the pursuit of truth through questions, answers, and additional questions. Plato witnessed the death of Socrates at the hands of the Athenian democracy in 399 BC. In Raphael's School of Athens we see Socrates prone, with cup nearby. Plato's most prominent student was Aristotle, shown here with Plato in Raphael's School of Athens, Aristotle holiding his Ethics and Plato with his Timaeus. Plato's Academy In 387 BCE Plato founded an Academy in Athens, often described as the first university. It provided a comprehensive curriculum, including astronomy, biology, mathematics, political theory, and philosophy. Plato's final years were spent lecturing at his Academy and writing. He died at about
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