Thinker of the Week: Plato


Full Name: Plato, but it may have originally been Aristocles

Born: 428 BCE

Died: 347 BCE

Hometown: Athens, Greece

Fave Subjects: Art and Beauty, Minds and Bodies, Politics, Truth and Knowledge

Career Highlights:

  • was an accomplished wrestler
  • wrote more than 25 books, as well as plays
  • started his own school of philosophy
  • had the very famous Socrates as his teacher and mentor
  • taught the very famous Aristotle

Big Question:

Can you really trust your senses to tell you the truth? Why or why not?

Want to know more? Find Plato in our ThinkAboutIt series for kids!