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  1. History Extra Credit 7. CREATE AN ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION ON THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SOCRATES, Plato, or Aristotle in the field of philosophy. Almirazaky Block 2 Pd. 7

  2. In 370 B.C. Plato wrote his most famous work, The Republic. • Inside, it explained his views of a perfect society. • In his opinion, perfect societies weren’t democracies. • This society really depended on social class structure, and people would fall into 3 different groups: farmers and artisans, warriors, and the ruling class. • There was also a philosopher-king. The philosopher-king was chosen if the person had the most wisdom in philosophy in the ruling class. • Plato was similar to Socrates and Aristotle because Socrates was his mentor, and Aristotle was his student. Plato

  3. Plato also explained that there were 2 different worlds: the Sensible World and the World of the Ideas. • The Sensible World: a world filled with personal realities that are constantly changing. • The World of the Ideas: a world filled with eternal realities that are permanent and never change. • The eternal ideas are called “Forms”. These forms did exist, and were independent outside of us. Plato cont…

  4. Plato founded the very famous school in Athens, the Academy. • This is where Aristotle was taught. • Plato recorded the conversations him and Socrates had before Socrates’ death. • He based his ideas off of Socrates, and showed the importance of knowledge and happiness. • Plato soon wrote many of the dialogues and interpreted that the ideas were a part of important concepts at the time. • In his middle years of teaching, the dialogues represented the relationship between the soul, the state, and the cosmos. • Near the end of his teaching, the analysis on the dialogues were much more practical and realistic. He wrote about law, mathematics, and natural science. • He believed in a Demiurge and a world soul. Platocont…

  5. Bibliography Beck, Roger B. "Philosophers Search for Truth." Ancient World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2009. 138-39. Print. Olleta, Javier Echegoyen. "Plato's Philosophy - Summary." TORRE DE BABEL EDICIONES - Filosofía - Psicología - Enseñanza. Trans. Isabel Blanco Gonzalez. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. <>. Marvin, Chris. "Philosophers : Plato." The Window: Philosophy on the Internet. Trinity College Philosophy Department, 1995 through 2000. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. <>.