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[[Parmen]] and the other natives of [[Sahndara]] called themselves [[Platonian]]s and their new [[planet]] [[Platonius]] because they claimed to follow Plato's philosophy, but [[Spock]] noted that Plato wanted truth, beauty, and, above all, justice, which the Platonians did not seem to care too much about. ({{TOS|Plato's Stepchildren}})
 
[[Parmen]] and the other natives of [[Sahndara]] called themselves [[Platonian]]s and their new [[planet]] [[Platonius]] because they claimed to follow Plato's philosophy, but [[Spock]] noted that Plato wanted truth, beauty, and, above all, justice, which the Platonians did not seem to care too much about. ({{TOS|Plato's Stepchildren}})
   
In sharing philosophical teachings with the [[Drayan]]s, [[Kathryn Janeway]] pointed out Plato, who she described as one of mankind's greatest philosophers, who wrote "that what we see around us are only poor shadows of ideal objects which exist on a higher plane." The Drayans held similar beliefs, as shared by [[Alcia]], since they "believe that physical [[matter]] is only an illusion. The body is not the true self, only a representation." She further revealed that their connection to a "'higher plane' is more important than [their] attachment to this brief existence, however real it may seem." ({{VOY|Innocence}})
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In sharing philosophical teachings with the [[Drayan]]s, [[Kathryn Janeway]] pointed out Plato, who she described as one of mankind's greatest philosophers, who wrote "that what we see around us are only poor shadows of ideal objects which exist on a higher plane." The Drayans held similar beliefs, as shared by [[Alcia]], were that they "believe that physical [[matter]] is only an illusion. The body is not the true self, only a representation." She further revealed that their connection to a "'higher plane' is more important than [their] attachment to this brief existence, however real it may seem." ({{VOY|Innocence}})
   
 
[[Vulcan]] philosophers were known to study the works of Plato, as evidenced in the work ''[[A Cave Beyond Logic: Vulcan Perspectives on Platonic Thought]]''. ({{VOY|In the Flesh}})
 
[[Vulcan]] philosophers were known to study the works of Plato, as evidenced in the work ''[[A Cave Beyond Logic: Vulcan Perspectives on Platonic Thought]]''. ({{VOY|In the Flesh}})
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