Socrates writing Plato

Plato, The Father of Philosophy Statue

Plato, The Father of Philosophy Statue

Today’s exclusive Plato sculpture pays homage to the ancient Greek philosopher who explored some of life’s most pivotal concepts including knowledge, mathematics, science, death, the universe and human happiness. Sculpted atop a pillared pedestal bearing Plato’s well-known quotes, this collectible Greek philosopher statue is cast in quality designer resin and finished in faux bronze.  This ancient Greek philosopher sculpture will be a stunning addition to your home or gallery.

Let’s talk more about the philosopher Plato. Plato was a devoted student the leading philosopher of the time known as Socrates, . Plato’s writings differ from those of other philosopher’s because he wrote in the form of dialogues  or discussions with two or more characters, and not simply in essay form. The Republic was Plato’s best known dialogue and some say the most important of the first half of the fourth century bce. This dialogue was divided into 10 books, with topics such as Plato’s vision of a perfect government and the definition of justice, this work presented the question ” How should one live?”

Plato would often use Socrates as a character who would frequently question others of what they proclaimed  to know.  This character used a method of asking others pointed questions that would force one to rethink their beliefs. Often causing them to doubt what they first believed. In life Socrates never wrote as Plato did, so much of what we know of Socrates comes from Plato’s writings.  Historians have attributed the Socrates character of Plato’s dialogues to the real life Socrates.

I have included an  old thirteenth century illustration in this post.  It shows Socrates writing to Plato. I thought this would be a nice addition to our discussion. This concludes today’s topic but please feel free to comment your favorite quotes of Plato. Or if your new to Plato, our sculpture lists four of his well-known sayings to get you started in the world of Greek Philosophy.

 

Well-known Plato quotes.
well-known quotes of the philosopher Plato.
Plato philosophy statue.
Homage to Plato philosophy statue.
Aristotle Master of Western Philosophy

Aristotle, Master of Western Philosophy

Aristotle the Master of Western Philosophy

Today’s exclusive Aristotle sculpture pays homage to the ancient Greek philosopher who explored some of life’s most pivotal concepts including knowledge, government and human happiness. Sculpted atop a pillared pedestal bearing Aristotle’s well-known quotes, this collectible Greek philosopher statue is cast in quality designer resin and finished in faux bronze.  This ancient Greek philosopher sculpture will be a stunning addition to your home or gallery.

Let’s talk a little more about the philosopher Aristotle.  Aristotle was a student of Plato and just like  he was  to become his most accomplished student, Plato himself was a former student of Socrates. Here we have three great philosophers intertwined, just amazing.  Aristotle was most known for his rejection of Plato’s theory of forms and also known as the father of the field of logic. He earned this title because he was the first to produce a formal system for logic that could be used to understand the world better. Aristotle observed that the validity of any argument can be determined by its structure rather than its content.  Although today using logic is second nature, but here is a classic example of what’s called syllogism (using logical connections to arrive at a conclusion):

  1. All men are mortal; they are born, live and die
  2. Socrates is a man
  3.  Therefore, the logical conclusion is that Socrates is mortal.

As we conclude this topic, there are a few links below where you can check out more information. Or you can also leave us comments on your favorite Aristotle quotes. We will definitely have more in depth discussions in the future. So see you soon, and if you love this sculpture we have more available !!

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Aristotle, Master of Western Philosophy Statue

Greek Philosopher Aristotle
Greek Philosopher Aristotle
Beauty and the beast

Historical Proof about the Real Life Story of Beauty and the Beast

The Real Life Beauty & the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most beloved stories. And We love a good story here at Treasure Box Greetings, it has inspired today’s featured Items.  But Before we get to that, Let’s chat about the real Beauty and the Beast.  You will be surprised to find that the real life story didn’t go quite the same as the movies or books.  At the Ambras Castle’s Chamber of Art and Curiosities, there are rare portraits of a Petrus Gonsalvus and his wife Catherine who’s story could’ve possibly  influenced the  famous 1740  French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast.  According to the Smithsonian Channel  Gonsalvus was born with a rare genetic condition that causes the growth of hair all over the body. It was called Hypertrichosis or Ambras Syndrome. (It’s reported that only 50 cases currently exist today). Gonsalvus was sent to Henry II of France in a cage as a gift.  In France Henry II felt it was his duty to turn this “Wildman” Into a gentleman.  As a result the social status of Petrus Gonsalvus rose,  affording him better opportunities.  Gonsalvus’s wife Catherine was chosen for him, they had children and became a wider display of curiosity. In their final days they were finally able to live peacefully in the heart of Italy, far away from the commotion of their lives. As this is history, the question we all ask is, Did Catherine ever Love the Beast? and also at the register of their deaths, there is no mention of Gonsalvus. Was Petrus Gonsalvus considered an actual Beast and not worthy of proper recognition of death?  Please  feel free to check out the source links below for more information.  Also let us know your thoughts? Do you view the fairy tale differently now? or what myths have you heard?

Now to conclude, We present to you: something of BEAUTY with our “Chateau Beaumont Grand Clock and Candelabra Ensemble”. And something BEASTLY with our “Gargoyle Cathedral Illuminated Sculpture”. Both options give you the opportunity to curl up and read a good book on the tales of Love. Or you can check out the Smithsonian Channel ‘s history of the real Beauty and Beast from your tablet. Let us know….. Which do you love most Beauty or Beastly?

As always..Have a Treasured Day !! and  see you again Soon : )
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https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/…/the-real-beau…/0/3394874

Gargoyle Gothic Table Lamp
Gargoyle Gothic Table Lamp
Chateau Beaumont Grand Clock and Candelabra Ensemble