- plato's philosophical influence plato's upbringing and instruction from socrates further developed plato's philosophy, which affected the thinking of today plato was born in the year of 348 in athens. One of socrates's contributions to philosophy was a new method of approaching knowledge his was a conception of the soul as the base of both normal waking consciousness and of moral character. Greek philosopher who was a student and follower of socrates he founded the academy school in athens his works consisted of dialogs between socrates and others like socrates, he was interested in moral, not natural philosophy he believed that the heads of government should be philosopher. The republic, a philosophical work produced in 380 bce and still discussed in modern curriculum, is one of the more commonly known contributions of plato the republic addresses justice and politics another contribution of plato is the academy, an institution at which students could study astronomy, biology, mathematics and politics. In the republic plato placed greek math building blocks in historical perspective the term platonism offers a parallel to plato's belief in a world of ideas typified by allegory of the cave: the everyday world was imperfectly approximate to an unchanging, ultimate reality.
Plato claimed no originality for his ideas, giving the credit to socrates and pythagoras aristotle's failure in this direction may be due to the fact that, while both pythagoras and plato were initiates of the mysteries, aristotle was never initiated and depended on logical speculation for the development of his theories. Plato is arguably the single most influential philosopher of all time with major contributions to contemporary and modern philosophy so significant is the plato contribution that the modern british philosopher, albert north whitehead, quipped that the safest general characterization of the. Plato's late dialogues are barely dialogues at all but rather explorations of specific topics legacy and influence made significant and lasting contributions to nearly every aspect of. Plato's idealistic views had a profound effect on biology to him, the structure and form of organisms could be understood from their function which in turn was designed to achieve ultimate goodness and harmony imposed by an external creator.
Although usually remembered today as a philosopher, plato was also one of ancient greece's most important patrons of mathematics inspired by pythagoras, he founded his academy in athens in 387 bce, where he stressed mathematics as a way of understanding more about reality. And because plato had loved socrates, part of plato's reasons for choosing the dialogue form was perhaps to keep socrates close to him, even if he had to reinvent him as a character in order to do so. Plato's contribution plato was one of those greek philosophers that continue to influence much of what is practiced or said in today's society plato was a thinker and through his thinking techniques he was able to acquire much from an individual therefore, he was a thinking educator.
Socrates contributed to philosophy by creating what is known as the fundamentals of western philosophy he invented the teaching practice of pedagogy, the socratic method and contributed to the fields of ethics, epistemology and logic the socratic method is described in plato's socratic dialogues. Christianity is the west's most important worldview plato was the west's most important philosopher but the two have far more in common than just importance—in fact, plato helped set the intellectual stage for the early church. In the republic, plato's most important contribution was to imagine an ideal that addressed the prevailing political and social injustices of his time today, more than 2500 years later, societies around the world continue to strive for plato's ideal.
Plato's views on education have greatly influenced educational thought to this day and have become the basis of many educational policies such diverse thinkers as montaigne, j ean -j acques r ousseau , j ohn d ewey , john stuart mill, nietzsche, and many others owe much to plato's direct influence. Plato's philosophy of education: its implication for current education myungjoon lee, marquette university abstract plato regards education as a means to achieve justice, both individual justice and social justice. Socrates' student plato is traditionally considered the best source about the philosopher's life and work although many scholars emphasise that it is very difficult to distinguish between plato's and socrates' philosophical views and even more difficult to create an accurate account of socrates' life.
Socrates is credited with exerting a powerful influence upon the founders of western philosophy, most particularly plato and aristotle, and while socrates' principal contribution to philosophy is in the field of ethics, he also made important and lasting contributions to the fields of epistemology and logic. Socrates became plato's teacher from 469-399 bce plato was deeply influenced by socrates' emphasis on ethics and politics, and would later commemorate socrates as the wise and central speaker in his philosophical writingswhen athens lost the peloponnesian war, critias and charmides, the same relatives who had established plato in athens. Plato's philosophies and contributions to education he also believed in equal education for all, whether male or female plato believed that the state should provide the schooling, not the parents plato's curriculum gymnasium music which included history and drama and other subjects three different levels of education 1.
Even so, in the present day the site is known as plato's academy, reflecting the importance of the philosopher's influence and respect for his legacy editorial review this article has been reviewed for accuracy, reliability and adherence to academic standards prior to publication. Plato became an enthusiastic and talented student of socrates and wrote famous dialogues featuring his teacher verbally grappling with opponents our wrestler believed in the pre-existence and immortality of the soul, holding that life is nothing more than the imprisonment of the soul in a body. Aristotle's discussions on the best format for a deductive science in the posterior analytics reflect the practice of contemporary mathematics as taught and practiced in plato's academy, discussions there about the nature of mathematical sciences, and aristotle's own discoveries in logic aristotle has two separate concerns.
Ancient pre-socratic philosophy philosophy literally means love of wisdom philia is the greek word for love and sophia is the greek word for wisdomthe ancient greeks were no strangers to the love of wisdom, and they offered a logos - and account - of what they believed the world to be made up of. This content has been wrote for our site content on the great greek astronomers and mathematicians - to be added to the site pythagoras of samos (approx 570bc - 495 bc) pythagoras was a greek philosopher who made a great many contributions to the history of mathematics, science, astronomy and music theory. One of plato's ideas that i find of particular relevance today is the role of the father and son he seemed to insinuate that the son's life success is dependent on the father's influence. Socrates' greatest contribution to fellow learners is his theory of questioning, now called the socratic method to gain true knowledge, socrates believed that an issue must be broken into smaller questions.