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Description: Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his teacher Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid 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 ... (more)
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"Platonic adj. of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato or his ideas. Platonism n. the philosophy of Plato or his followers, especially that relating to Plato's theory or 'ideas' or 'forms', in which abstract entities ('universals') are contrasted with their objects ('particulars') in the material world. > the theory that numbers or other abstract objects are objective, timeless entities, independent of the physical world and of the symbols used to represent them. -DERIVATIVES Platonist"

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