Socrates was a greek philosopher and the main source of western thought little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including plato people. Plato is one of the world's best known and most widely read and studied philosophers he was the student of socrates and the teacher of aristotle, and he wrote in the middle of the fourth century bce in ancient greece though influenced primarily by socrates, to the extent that socrates is.
The lives of plato and socrates the lives of plato & socrates by russell bosworth plato is considered by many to be the greatest of all western philosophers the eminent modern philosopher alfred north whitehead concluded that: “the safest general characterization of the western of thought—plato is philosophy and philosophy plato. Much of what is known about socrates comes to us from plato, although socrates appears in the works of other ancient writers as well as those who follow plato in the history of philosophy this article recognizes that finding the original socrates may be impossible, but it attempts to achieve a close approximation.
Key concepts of the philosophy of plato updated on june 14, 2016 robephiles more contact author socrates was plato’s teacher and he appears as the protagonist of plato’s early dialogues and his most famous work the republic. Plato, being a disciple of socrates, and a strong partisan of philosophy based on logos, it seems that should have avoided the use of myth-telling instead he made an abundant use of it this fact has produced analytical and interpretative work, in order to clarify the reasons and purposes for that use.
In the eyes of plato and the other young people who were devotees of socrates, the trial was a travesty of justice and socrates was a martyr to the cause of philosophy.
Much of western philosophy finds its basis in the thoughts and teachings of socrates, plato, and aristotle you can’t begin a study of world philosophy without talking about these guys: the big three ancient greek philosophers socrates: athens’ street-corner philosopher socrates was the big.