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The School of Athens or Scuola di Atene is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael Sanzio (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520). Close up Plato (left) holding the Timaeus (Leonardo da Vinci) and Aristotle holding the Ethics.

Fresco, 500 × 770 cm
Painted between 1510 and 1511
Vatican City, Apostolic Palace

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Plato (/ˈplt/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad"; 428/427 or 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy. He was Socrates' student, and founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most-famous student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."

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