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Socrates-Plato-Aristotle October 1, 2007

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Socrates lived from 470 to 399. He is most admired for his quiet irony in undermining conventional ideas. He was Plato’s teacher.

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Plato lived from 428 to 348. He is famous for creating the notion that ideas rule the world. He was Aristotle’s teacher.

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Aristotle lived from 384 to 322 . He is best remembered for setting the basis to logics as a method. He taught Alexander the Great.

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And who was Alexander The Great?

When he died at the age of 33, he had overrun half the world with his armies. He brought Greek knowledge, language, and art towards the East.

Some thought he was a god. He was never defeated, died of a cold.

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Location_Greece_EU_Europe

Context Timeline

507 bc Athens becomes democratic
490 bc the Persians attack Greece and suffer defeat at Marathon
481 bc the Persians attack again and suffer naval defeat at Salamis
470 bc birth of Socrates
437 bc birth of Plato
399 bc execution of Socrates
384 bc birth of Aristotle
356 bc birth of Alexander the Great
323 bc death of Alexander

Best short + clear presentation by a Real University Teacher, about 3 pages, see http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/athenians.html

Greece, the Acropolis under a GNU license at http://en.wikivisual.com/index.php/Acropolis

 

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1. sparrownotasail - October 5, 2007

would you put it so simply that plato created the notion that the world is run by ideas?
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Answer April 24, 2009 [Edit]

John Maynard Keynes wrote that ideas, “both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.”
(From the NYT)

2. Irene Carter Bell - December 11, 2007

“Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.” — B. Russell

3. Rags35 - November 1, 2008

I think it was A.N. Whitehead who once said that Western philosophy is all based on Plato and on those dialogues where Socrates examines the ideas and concepts that his friends take for granted.

4. Irene-Irene - April 6, 2009

Do you think they were better than today’s philosophers, or have they simply got more exposure.

5. pendrive9 - April 6, 2009

Not better. Just fewer. Now they are a dime a dozen.

6. lsag - April 16, 2009

of course they were better, they laid out the frame work for everyone else.. these philosophers are not like other philosophers, other philosophers are like them. if they were not there to influence philosophy in the way they did we would have completely different theories now.

7. nikia trapp - November 30, 2009

hey socrates was cool

8. phaelan - June 7, 2010

i am doing a project on Greek philosophy

phaelan - June 7, 2010

they started the world of science thats awsome

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