Plato (c. 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC)

Plato was a classical Greek philosopher from Athens. Plato founded the Academy, the first higher learning institution in the western world. Plato is considered the most pivotal figure of western philosophy. It is said all else is footnotes to Plato. Socrates lived from 470 - 399 BC. He didn't leave any writings. Plato's Dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts about Socrates. The Dialogues The Seventh Letter
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