I was a Classical Greek philosopher, who together my teacher, Socrates, and my student, Aristotle, helped to lay the philosophical foundations of Western culture. I was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. I was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what I saw as my teacher's unjust death. My brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by reading my Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and other works that are ascribed to me are considered spurious. Interestingly, although there is little question that I lectured at the Academy that I founded, the pedagogical function of my dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty. The dialogues have since my time been used to teach a range of subjects, mostly including philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which I wrote....... who am I ?