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I really recommend episodes 4-6 of Vervaeke's Awakening From The Meaning Crisis, on those three. Popper slated Plato, spending half of 'Enemies of the Open Society' on him, half on Marx. Discussed more here: Assuming you agree with Popper, is there anything valuable in Plato's thinking? I'd say the impact of Plato on Christianity was not good, and ...


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Arguably, without Plato, there's no Aristotle, and without Socrates, there's no Plato, so Socrates is the most seminal philosopher by that logic. On the hand, from Aristotle's point of view, the whole point of the progression was to lead to him and his work, and he's certainly the philosopher who had the most direct, dramatic, and sustained impact on the ...


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I think that it is a three way tie; that it to say, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle each made significant contributions to Philosophy and related disciplines. Socrates, appears to have been the first Westerner to have invented-(or at least pioneered), the art of public debate and epistemological inquiry-(the famous, "Socratic Method"). His student ...


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It has been said that Plato is the most influential of all Western philosophers. No one agrees with him, but everyone starts their philosophical journey by disagreeing with him. Plato was essentially a mystic. He frames his ideas in practical language, but that's just for rhetorical purposes --the practical concepts are just to provide a way of apprehending ...


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In the case of Socrates, he certainly had enough of an influence within Athenian society, whereby the city's Political and Judicial Establishment had him arrested, tried, convicted and executed for "corrupting the youth" and apostasy. He was a very controversial figure in Athenian society and seems to have had only a single close friend.....Plato. ...


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Well, there were many Greek Philosophers over the centuries beginning way back with Thales of Miletus-(circa 600 BC/BCE). Little is known about the biographies of various Ancient Greek Philosophers, with a few exceptions. Plato, came from a wealthy Athenian Shipping family and Aristotle's Father was the Top Physician to the King of Macedon. Socrates led a ...


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