Writer's Block: Plato
Writer's Blocks are handmade odes to history's greatest writers and figures. Each solid wood block features the works of a particular individual. They make perfect decorations for any literary bookshelf, desk, dresser, or table!
PLATO WRITER’S BLOCK
Plato was a Greek philosopher born in Athens during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He founded the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning on the European continent.
Plato was an innovator of the written dialogue and dialectic forms in philosophy. He raised problems for what later became all the major areas of both theoretical philosophy and practical philosophy. His most famous contribution is the theory of Forms known by pure reason, in which Plato presents a solution to the problem of universals, known as Platonism (also ambiguously called either Platonic realism or Platonic idealism). He is also the namesake of Platonic love and the Platonic solids.
His own most decisive philosophical influences are usually thought to have been, along with Socrates, the pre-Socratics Pythagoras, Heraclitus and Parmenides, although few of his predecessors' works remain extant and much of what we know about these figures today derives from Plato himself. Unlike the work of nearly all of his contemporaries, Plato's entire body of work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years. Although their popularity has fluctuated, Plato's works have consistently been read and studied.
IMPORTANT NOTES – PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:
- The list price includes (1) block.
- Turnaround Time: Each item is made to order, and ships an average of 3–5 business days from the time of purchase.
REGULAR Writer's Block:
- Dimensions: 2” x 2” x 2”
- Volume: 8 cubic inches
- Weight: About 4 ounces
JUMBO Writer's Block
- Dimensions: 3” x 3” x 3”
- Volume: 27 cubic inches
- Weight: About 10 ounces
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Writer's Block Display Stand
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