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- See: Philosopher, Political Scientist, Classical Greece, Western Philosophy, Platonic Academy, Written Dialogue.
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- Plato (Greek: , Plátōn, "broad";  428/427 or 424/423 BCE– 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece, and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy. He was Socrates' student, and founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His theory of Forms began a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.
- The Republic.
- QUOTE: … "Well, then," I said, "tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy, I suppose - the greatest and most savage slavery out of the extreme of freedom." ...