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1. Plato's feelings about the arts and nature were love-hate. He saw the evolving physical world as a shabby, disintegrating replica of a flawless, logical, eternal, and changeless original. A sunset's beauty is an imperfect duplicate of the beautiful self.
2. Plato may have traveled widely in Greece, Italy, and Egypt after Socrates' death, though the evidence is inconclusive on such details.
3. God, according to Plato, is transcendent, the highest and most perfect being, and one who fashions an everlasting and uncreated universe using eternal forms, or archetypes. Otherwise, there will be an infinite regress to causes of causes unless God is a first cause and self-moving mover.
4. Education, according to Plato, is a means of achieving justice, both individual and communal justice. Individual justice, according to Plato, can be attained when each person maximizes his or her abilities. In this perspective, justice is synonymous with brilliance. Excellence is a virtue, according to the Greeks and Plato.
5. Plato taught in the Academy for the rest of his life, until he died in 348/347 BCE.

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