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The Story of Philosophy Character Descriptions

Will Durant
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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Socrates - Born in 469 B.C. and dies 399 B.C., he is condemned as a corrupter of youth and executed by drinking poisonous hemlock.

Plato - In addition to the DIALOGUES, he writes THE REPUBLIC and devises the Utopia, an ideal world ruled by unselfish rulers who are raised to act as guardians only in the interest of their governed people.

Aristotle - Aristotle forms a school of oratory in Athens and is later invited to join the court. Philip King of Macedon calls him to teach Alexander, his grandson who...

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