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From 471- 322 BC, Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato made a huge impact on Greece and the whole world. These men were some of the most influential and stellar philosophers of their time. With their discoveries and teachings, they have shaped the basis of Western Philosophy. Socrates was the first of the bunch, but indeed he passed along his knowledge and beliefs to his student, Plato. When Socrates died, Plato began to spread his teaching to his students. While teaching, he met a young determined man with the name of Aristotle; who also shared the passion and the thirst to discover to capacity and spread knowledge. In 470 BC, the expansion of knowledge in Western philosophy started with Socrates. Socrates wasn’t the son of a noble family, …show more content…
Just like Socrates, Plato is one of the most widely studied and read philosophers. Plato was presented with two major events that shaped the rest of his life. These event consisted of his first meeting with Socrates and Peloponnesian war, in with he served for a small period of time. At first, Plato planned on pursuing a career in politics, but after Socrates was wrongfully convicted and put to death, he dedicated the rest of his life to studying and unraveling philosophy. When he gave his life to philosophy, Plato traveled around the Mediterranean region for 12 years, in which, studying mathematics, geology, astronomy, geometry and religion. During this time, he began to write excessively. Plato was always confident in his work and his studies, and suggested, “That the world of ideas is the only constant and that the perceived world through our senses is deceptive and …show more content…
The school included a wide variety of subjects such as astronomy, biology, mathematics, political theory, and philosophy. With a goal of letting future leaders discover how to build a more efficient government. Plato dedicated many of his years to tutoring a young leader named Dion. He had high expectation in the hope of Dion being a philosopher king, but was soon very disappointed to uncover that he was far from that. His most promising student was Aristotle, who amazed many in the

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