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1.Socrates is the inventor of the Greek philosophy. He is considered as the father of westernphilosophy. Plato was his most famous student and would teach Aristotle who would then tutorAlexander the Great. By this progression, Greek philosophy, as first developed by Socrates, wasspread throughout the known world during Alexander’s conquests. Greek philosophersapproached the big questions of life sometimes in a genuine scientific way, sometimes in mysticway, but always in an imaginative fashion. Greek thinkers dared to question traditionalconventions and to challenge the prejudices of their age, sometimes putting their own lives atstake.Plato and Aristotle are the two most important Greek philosophers. Their work has been themain focus of interest for students of philosophy and specialists. Plato was a student of Socrateswho had opened his famous Academy in Athens. He is the best known Greek philosopher. Platohad many philosophical interests including ethics and politics but he is best known for hismetaphysical and epistemological ideas. One of his most influential insights is the Theory ofIdeas: to Plato, notions like virtue, justice, beauty, goodness, etc., would not be possible unlesswe had some direct knowledge of these things in an earlier existence. We are born into this

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