Plato was a Greek philosopher and was one of the greatest thinkers in western European history. He was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle.
Plato’s writings and teachings dealt with all the fundamental questions of philosophy. Because of its depth and range, his thinking had an effect on all the western civilizations.
Plato was born in a noble family of
In 387 B.C., Plato returned to
Most of Plato’s works are written in the form of dialogues, in which people ask one another questions and discuss a point. Plato often made Socrates one of the participants in the dialogues.
Of Plato’s many works, the Republic is the best known. In it he expressed his views on how to organize a state and society.
Plato’s longest book, the ‘Laws’ dealt with how to write a constitution and make laws.