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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.
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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.

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Aristotle, Master of Western Philosophy Statue

Greek Philosopher Aristotle
Greek Philosopher Aristotle