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Platon (AKA Plato) - Statuette of Ancient Greek Philosopher - 26cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (69) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302141123569 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ” “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Platon (also known as Plato) was a Greek philosopher most probably born 428 BC in the town of Athens. Little are known about Platon's early life and education due to the very limited accounts. The philosopher came from one of the wealthiest and most politically active families in Athens. Ancient sources describe him as a bright though modest boy who excelled in his studies. His father contributed all which was necessary to give to his son a good education, and, therefore, Platon must have been instructed in grammar, music, gymnastics and philosophy by some of the most distinguished teachers of his era.He developed and used for his work a method of thought called Dialectic. His writings cover many subjects – including Mathematics, Phycics & Metaphysics, Theory of forms, Epistemology (about science), The State (about Goverment), Unwritten doctrines. His findings were recorded in a series of dialogues.Although his works popularity has fluctuated, were available, never been without readers since the time they were written. As the tutor of Aristoteles, was ignored during the Middle Ages but was studied in the Byzantium. During the early Islamic Era Persian & Arab Scholars translated much of Platon into Arabic & wrote commentaries & interpretations on Platon, Aristoteles & other Platonist Philosophers works. Many of these comments were translated from Arabic into latin and as such influenced Medieval Scholastic philosophers. The West rediscovered the writings, after the Fall of Constantinople, when George Gemistos Pleton passed a copy of the Dialogues to Cosimo de Medici. In the Renaissance, with the great resurgence of interest for the classical civilization, Platon's philosophy became widespread again in the West. Many of the greatest early modern scientists of that era saw Platon's philosophy as the basis for progress in the arts and sciences. By the 19th century Platon's reputation was restored at least on par with Aristoteles.Notable Western Philosophes have continued to draw on Platon's work since that time. His influence has been strong in mathematics & the sciences. Helped to distinguish between Pure & Applied Mathematics by widening the gap between Arithmetic (now called Number Theory) and logistic (now called Arithmetic). He regarded Logistic as appropriate for Business Men & Men of War, who "must learn the art of numbers or he will not know how to array his troops". Arithmetic was appropriate for Philosophers "because he has to arise out of the sea of change and lay hold of true being. Platon further inspired some of the greatest advances in Logic since Aristoteles, primarily through Gottob Frege and his followers Kurt Godel, Alonzo Church. Albert Einstein suggested that the scientist who takes philosophy seriously would have to avoid systematization and take on many different roles, possibly appearing as a Platonist o Pythagorean. In that such a one would have "the viewpoint of logical simplicity as an indispensable and effective tool of his research". Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Platon stands 10.23" height (26cm) Lightly painted by hand is the artist perception of one of the most important philosophers of the Classical era. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of alabaster, this classic statue stands on its own podium.This superior marble based material, allows for finer level of detailing. On the same time archaic tones are used for coloring.Stands 10.23" height (26cm).Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be Recorded/ Signed for. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new Statuette of the Greek Philosopher Plato 428 BC – 348 BC., Type: Statues, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Hellenic name: Platon, Latin equivalent: Plato, Profile: Philosopher

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