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Pla·to

 (plā′tō) 427?-347? bc.
Greek philosopher noted for his many written dialogues in which his mentor Socrates appears as the central character. The best known of these, The Republic, expounds Plato's idealist philosophy and describes a hypothetical utopian state ruled by thinkers. He taught and wrote for much his life at the Academy, which he founded near Athens around 386.
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Plato

(ˈpleɪtəʊ)
n
(Biography) ?427–?347 bc, Greek philosopher: with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, he is regarded as the initiator of western philosophy. His influential theory of ideas, which makes a distinction between objects of sense perception and the universal ideas or forms of which they are an expression, is formulated in such dialogues as Phaedo, Symposium, and The Republic. Other works include The Apology and Laws

Plato

(ˈpleɪtəʊ)
n
(Astronomy) a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, about 100 km in diameter, that has a conspicuous dark floor
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Pla•to

(ˈpleɪ toʊ)

n.
427–347 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Noun1.Plato - ancient Athenian philosopherPlato - ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital - the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); "in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"
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Plato

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Plato

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Among the topics are Heraclitus on the sun, virtue and law in the Republic, fifth-century bugbears in the Timaeus, slavery as a philosophical metaphor in Plato and Xenophon, and contributions to the idea of moral conscience in Plato and Platonism.
Each of these essays approach Heidegger through a certain understanding of Plato and Platonism. Heidegger, who could on occasion distinguish between Plato and Platonism, was also guilty on other occasions of conflating these two, not least because he was capable of rethinking the whole of Western philosophy in light of his own remarkable insights.
Most fittingly, it informs Pater's argument for the revaluation of a physical understanding of Plato in Plato and Platonism (1893).