A Greek philosopher whose dialogues with his mentor Socrates defined a dialectic method in philosophy based upon question and answer. Plato was born in Athens, about 427 B.C., and died there about 347 B.C. He is known for regarding knowledge and abstraction as being more important than physical science, and believed in a class of philosopher-kings that should rule society (an idea expounded in his Republic).
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