From Darkness to Light: The Philosophy of Plato

One of the world’s most influential philosophers was pessimistic about our appetite for truth.

Image: Plato. Etching by D. Cunego, 1783, after R. Mengs after Raphael. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Plato: the great ventriloquist

Plato was born in Athens sometime between 428 and 423 BCE, to a high-ranking Athenian family. His family took particular pride in being related to the…

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