Plato—Sometimes

Why You Should Think Like Plato—Sometimes

Why You Should Think Like Plato—Sometimes
The Greek philosopher Plato was a native of Athens. Born in 427 B.C.E, he was of distinguished aristocratic lineage on both his mother’s and father’s side. He came of age during a time of extraordinary change and crisis in Athens. The Mediterranean empire that the city-state had established in the middle part of the 5th century came apart; it suffered a long, bitter, and brutal war with its military rival Sparta and was convulsed by political and social chaos that resulted from incompetent democratic and authoritarian governments. It was an a...
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