The Three Most Famous Greek Philosophers Socrates Plato Aristotle

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<ul><li><p>The Three Most Famous Greek PhilosophersSocrates Plato Aristotle</p></li><li><p>Socrates469 - 399 B.C.Believed that an absolute truth existed and that all real knowledge was within each person.</p><p>Encouraged students to think &amp; discover meaning.</p><p>Left no writings.</p><p>Dialectic method ConversationalBased upon reason and logic</p></li><li><p>Socrates469 - 399 B.C.Socratic Method:Admit ignorance.Never rely on tradition.Constantly question.Create your own opinions.Test your opinions with others.</p><p>The unexamined life is not worth living. </p></li><li><p>Plato427 - 347 B.C.Socrates student continued his work on the nature of man.</p><p>Ideal government would be led by philosopher kings.</p><p>Wrote dialoguesThe Republic most important Those things which are beautiful are also difficult.</p></li><li><p>Aristotle384 - 322 B.C.Most famous student of Plato / teacher of Alexander the Great</p><p>Developed Logic as a field of study; the golden mean do nothing to excess</p><p>Created a complex system of classificationUsed in biology</p><p>Views on Government</p></li><li><p>Aristotle384 - 322 B.C.Views on Government:</p><p>3 Good Governments:MonarchyAristocracyDemocracy</p><p>3 Bad Governments:TyrannyOligarchyMob Rule</p></li></ul>