In it, he (through the person of Socrates ) considers three different theses - that knowledge is perception, that knowledge is true judgment, and that knowledge is true judgment together with an account - refuting each of them in turn, without leaving us with any.The idea that it is important to search for definitions may have been Socratic in origin.

This idea was most famously captured and illustrated in Plato's Allegory of the Cave, from his best-known work, "The Republic".The Creation of the Universe The Timaeus is also famous for its account of the creation of the universe by the Demiurge.

Furthermore, the dialogue form allows Plato's evident interest in pedagogical questions (how is it possible to learn?Socrates is represented as extremely agile in question-and-answer, which has come to be known as "the Socratic method of teaching or "the elenchus" (or elenchos, from the Greek term for refutation with Socrates nearly always playing the role as questioner, for he claimed to have.When he returned to Athens in about 385 or 387.C., Plato founded the Academy (or Akademia one of the earliest and most famous organized schools in western civilization and the prototype for later universities, on a plot of land containing a sacred grove just.