Plato was a student of Socrates and lived into the fourth century BC. He opposed hedonism, empiricism, relativism, materialism, atheism and naturalism.
I. Plato's Life
A. Plato is a nickname of Aristocles, who came from a distinguished Athenian family.
B. He became a student of Socrates at age 28.
C. At age 40, he founded The Academy; he died at age 80.
D. Approximately 30 of his known writings have survived. They are divided into three categories: Early, Middle, and Later Dialogues.
II. Seven Ideas that Plato Opposed