Plato's Impact On The Life Of Socrates
He was taught the doctrines of Cratylus, Pythagoras, and also Parmenides. These doctrines are where he gained his foundation and his study of metaphysics and epistemology. Socrates is known to be Plato 's biggest motivator and role model. Socrates execution is what officially made up his mind on dedicating his life to philosophy. (www.biography.com)
In the first period of Plato 's writings and traveling, he wrote The Apology of Socrates, Protagoras, Euthyphro, and also Hippias Major and Minor and Ion. In these writings he was trying to get Socrates message out. In his second period he put his own ideas out on justice courage, and moderation of society. He wrote The Republic in this time period. In his third time period, he really took the time for his own ideas, and stopped looking so much into Socrates ideas. He started really looking into art, and also ethics and morality. He decided the the world of ideas was the only thing constant, and the perceived world is something that can be changed.