PLATO'S ACADEMY


PLATO'S ACADEMY
   the School of PHILOSOPHY founded by PLATO in Athens in 386-? B.C. and closed in 529 A.D.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • ACADEMY —    a school. Originally it signified the park and gymnasium established as a School of Philosophy by PLATO in 385 B.C. Plato s Academy was dissolved by JUSTINIAN in 529 A.D …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Plato and Platonism — • Greek philosopher (b. c. 428 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plato and Platonism     Plato and Platonism     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Plato: metaphysics and epistemology — Robert Heinaman METAPHYSICS The Theory of Forms Generality is the problematic feature of the world that led to the development of Plato’s Theory of Forms and the epistemological views associated with it.1 This pervasive fact of generality appears …   History of philosophy


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