Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Happy birthday Plato
image: Delphi Platon statue, photographed by Rama for WikiMedia.org
Today is the estimated date of the birth of Plato, student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Together the three formed the basis of Western philosophy. Plato was also a mathematician and founded the Academy of Athens in Greece. Many of his dialogs focused on justice, virtue and politics, although he also had great interest in rhetoric, art and literature.
Cool quote: "Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back."