Set of Greek Philosophers Socrates Plato Figurines Alabaster Statues Gold Tone 9.5 Inches

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Set of Greek Philosophers Socrates Plato Figurines Alabaster Statues Gold Tone 9.5 Inches

Socrates:

Height: 9.2 inches (23.4 cm)
Width: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
Depth: 2.4 inches (6.1 cm)
Weight: 1.14 lbs (518 gr)

Plato:

Height: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
Width: 2.9 inches (7.4 cm)
Depth: 2.8 inches (7.11 cm)
Weight: 1.3 lbs (590 gr)

Socrates was a Greek philosopher and the main source of Western thought. Little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including Plato. Socrates was born circa 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His “Socratic method” laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 BC. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle. Plato has also often been cited as one of the founders of Western religion and spirituality. The so-called Neoplatonism of philosophers like Plotinus and Porphyry greatly influenced Christianity through Church Fathers such as Augustine. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. Plato was the innovator of the written dialogue and dialectic forms in philosophy. Plato is also considered the founder of Western political philosophy. His most famous contribution is the theory of Forms known by pure reason, in which Plato presents a solution to the problem of universals known as Platonism (also ambiguously called either Platonic realism or Platonic idealism). He is also the namesake of Platonic love and the Platonic solids.

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