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Plato was one of the world’s earliest and possibly greatest philosophers. He matters because of his devotion to making humanity more fulfilled. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop:
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“Athens, 2400 years ago. It’s a compact place: around 250,000 people live here. There are fine baths, theatres, temples, shopping arcades and gymnasiums. Art is flourishing, and science too. You can pick up excellent fish down at the harbour in Piraeus. It’s warm for more than half the year….”

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Dmitri Ivanov says:

Donald Trump should become a philosopher.

spikewristbands11 says:

did he just do the mavrick sign Hecccc

Keefe Wong says:

Hey School of Life! Your videos are wonderful and has been very helpful in my understand of philosophy 🙂

Could you guys do videos on Bauman, Ulrich Bech, Baudrillard, Fanon, David Harvey, Simone De Beauvoir, or Zizek!!


I would not argue that he was the greatest, but the first is just not factual at all.

Porrolho says:

Nowadays, he could receive a lot of hate for sounding too much like a cultural marxist – even though he and Karl Marx examined the world quite differently.

sophie zhu says:

how can you not feature Berkeley?!

Maytane Winner says:

Plato has an epic beard! All HAIL PLATO BEARD!

TimTalksTV says:

The great issue is that philosophers do not want to be rulers.

olivia says:

Plato for president 2k20

Mathilde Ingemann says:

Wasn’t it Aristotle who spoke of “Eudaimonia” in his book of Ethics ?

Darshanik Bharat says:

आदर्श और रोचक विषय “दर्शन शास्त्र” को बनायें अपना IAS वैकल्पिक विषय।
दर्शनशास्त्र पर सम्पूर्ण वीडियो लेक्चर YouTube पर देखें।
आज से ही आरम्भ।

oliver wolf says:

…Fetherless biped…


Thank you, it was really interesting

Gordon M says:

Love those who love you
But never worship those
Who treat you as fool
That is is the Rule Rule Rule!

Ayman Lockhart says:

I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery

Taylor Tate says:

If you want more philosophy go on
Texts speaking on the primacy of struggle are rare, expensive, and for the most part written in elite gibberish. has various philosophical, literary, and supreme court decisions in common speak. The texts have been translated into aave, various regional dialects, and memes.

Clay Anderson says:

You left out a lot of stuff about the “guardians”, that whole idea of philosopher kings being guardians originates from the “myth of metals” in the republic.

paul hutchins says:

Me agree
Bless you

Frank Bandana says:

Well thanks to the Trump-Cucks and Putin-Cultists, we’ve regressed so far back Plato would have a seizure if he was on Facebook or Twitter.

Casey Bowman says:

Type in; How democracy really works.

fortyeu789 says:

Eww wtf Angie Merkel. Don’t put her picture on a philosophy video. That woman is far from logical.

skrieni says:

Make a video about Miyamoto Musashi please !!

TheFarahIdriss says:

No offense to you but I’m so bored I fucking hate Philosophy I hate college I’m sick of this bullshit this is the 90th video I’ve seen and I don’t understand shit I wanna drop out of college fuCk

Aman S says:

marvelous, !!!

WWE/WWF Highlights & News says:

That girl in love segment is gorgeous

Ck Y says:

this is real learning and knowledge.. i feel the human race is still very primitive and not yet fully evolved

Darryl Rate says:

who gives a fuck what he thinks

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The third eye says:

Wow i didn’t know Plato was as shallow as most of us..hahaha….

WWE/WWF Highlights & News says:

He talks Muslim point of view on Democracy. Until your a philosopher

Asim Khan says:

But Plato hated Artists and Poets.

Matthew Heagerty says:

The Plato mother fucker sounded like he never lifted a hammer in his life or did anything worth a fuck besides ramble on like the bullshit artist he was. It takes two seconds of reading his bullshit philosophy to see the man had anything but wisdom and was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. I don’t care how smart you pretentious fucks think you are, if you have never used your brain and body to actually create something than your brain will rot away and start going into overdrive with bullshit like Plato spilled out.

Juan Richardson says:

I don’t like how you attacked following your heart.. Following your heart and intution is the key to finding your truth for this life and being at peace

Philosophy Partovi says:

Not good

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