ATHENS Krat (Krates)( Greek philosopher)
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Biography ATHENS Krat (Krates)
Krat Athens; Krates, mind. app. 265 g. BC. e., Greek philosopher. After Polemona K. was the next leader of the Academy (cm. Plato). On the life of K. We have no information, but from his works nothing left. The few ancient testimonies suggest that he was the successor of the old idea of the Academy, but interest in mathematics is constantly present in his works. K. kept away from political life and very rarely took part in it. The austere image of his life did not attract a crowd of supporters. By engaged primarily ethics. The main emphasis he placed on the need to improve internal peace and life in accordance with the nature, . both virtue, . and wealth, . on reaching nature, . are, . his opinion, . unavoidable components of happiness, . although to varying degrees,
. Without virtue, one can not be happy without natural wealth, such as health, can not be completely happy.