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