Platonic dialectic
“Dialectic” is coined by Plato in order to describe the proper method of philosophy. Although it is used in...
The Neoplatonic School of Alexandria
The late Platonic philosophical school active fromca. middle 5th until early7th century CE in which pagan and Christian...
Avicenna (ibn Sīnā)
11th century Persian physician and philosopher. He was the most distinguished philosopher-scientist of Medieval Islam....
Hermias
Neoplatonist philosopher who was active in Athens and mainly in Alexandria in the 5th century AD. His Commentary on the...
The Atlantis myth
The most famous Platonic myth. It is included in the Timaeus and the Critias and relates the existence of mythical Atlantis, its conflict with ancient Athens and its sinking to the bottom of the...
Plato’s journeys to Sicily. Dion and Dionysius.
Plato visited Sicily three times upon the calls from the tyrants of Syracuse. His purpose was to obtain his political vision: to integrate politics and philosophy. The upshot was always devastating.
The Academy of Plato (structure and organization)
According to the literary sources and the archaeological evidence, the Academy founded by Plato at Athens is distinguished as the first organized intellectual centre of university level in human...
Polemo
Polemo was an Athenian philosopher, a pupil of Xenocrates, and the third headmaster of the Platonic Academy.
The Atlantis myth Plato’s journeys to Sicily. Dion and Dionysius. The Academy of Plato (structure and organization) Polemo