Plato: The Philosophy Of Plato's Love Philosophy

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PLATO: A PHILOSOPHER’S LEGACY

Plato was a Greek philosopher that believed in eliminating all wrong and focusing on the good of everything as did his teacher, Socrates. He started the Athens’ Academy, striving to make ordinary people into philosophers so many could think, speak, and even vote more wisely than before. He, even today, remains a very important figure that inspired many other philosophers. Plato’s parents were Ariston and Perictione, and he had three siblings and one half-brother. He is very well-known for his numerous theories on ethical questions and such as his Theory of Forms. This theory states that the perfect forms of justice, love, etc. is what everyone wants, but in reality, people have worse and less perfect versions of that ideal form. Plato’s Platonic Love philosophy, another example of his finest works, is where the lover should have qualities that the other lacks in order for both to be greater individuals. These, along with many other theories, treasured dialogues, and teachings are what makes his name so grand and looked up to present day. Plato was born from Ariston’s rape of Perictione sometime during 427 BCE in Athens during the Golden Age, which was the age of strength and wealth in ancient Greek times. After Perictione married her uncle, she had another child, adding one half-brother to her four children. Both of Plato’s parents believed to be originated from a god; that major god being Poseidon, the god of the sea (Smith,

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