A Comparison Of Plato And Ancient Philosophers

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According to Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of a philosopher is “someone who studies or writes about the meaning of life.” Philosophers are people who have a love for learning and gain a profound understanding of life by asking questions. Philosophers never stop learning; they think their job is to gain knowledge and wisdom and teach other people ways to improve life. Philosophers take it upon themselves to open the minds of common people and provide them greater perspectives. Ancient Philosophers are well known today from writings. The works were either written by the philosophers themselves or are pieces that other people wrote about them. Arguably, the Greek philosopher Plato and the North African Christian theologian Augustine are the greatest thinkers that ever lived. Both are philosophers, and both have controversial worldviews. Through compare and contrast their similarities and differences can be identified. Ancient philosophers were searching for peace through knowledge. However, one philosopher gained hatred and disrupted the peace among the common people. This famous philosopher from ancient Athens is known as Socrates, or the wisest of all men. Socrates knew he wasn’t the wisest, so that sparked his desire to question other men that thought they were the wisest. Through much questioning, he gained an insightful amount of knowledge which he based his perspectives and worldviews on. Most of what we know about Socrates is in a piece written by Plato, The
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