My Philosophy professor eluded to that in one of his lectures. What do you think? Yes, I guess it is true that Plato and Socrates were the same man seeing that Socrates never wrote anything. Marc Hector- Great answer, an excellent read. you know…- Never worry about language with me, I totally get your point.
Socrates never wrote a word, but Plato used him in his own writings to express his own ideas. Did Paul use Jesus the same way? Used the name Jesus to spread his own beliefs? Jesus, like Socrates, didn’t leave any writings of his own behind, but had someone speaking on his behalf. Really, we quote Paul more than anybody.
Ok Socrates worked for free, he never charged and spoke in front of building in Athens. Plato on the other hand used what Socrates gave in and started a school the academy charged students and made money. Is Plato true to Socrates or did Socrates miss out by not owning the franchise rights?