And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I wouldn't stop there.

from Martin Luther King, Jr – I've Been to the Mountaintop on Rap Genius


The four Greek thinkers mentioned earlier are considered pioneers in Western Philosophy. As philosophers, the topics they discussed either together or in their respective works dealt with a vast amount of topics and the one in particular, which encompasses a wide range of matters, mentioned by Martin Luther King, Jr, are the issues of reality. Plato was a key thinker of such topics and they’re addressed in detail in his work ‘The Republic’.

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