Is Plato more important/better than Socrates? Discussion › Category: Questions › Is Plato more important/better than Socrates? 0 Vote Up Vote Down Sam Rodan Staff asked 2 years ago I mean, would we even know anything about Socrates – really – if Plato hadn’t recorded him for prosperity? Question Tags: Plato, Socrates 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Elle Smith answered 2 years ago Would Plato have ever been a philosopher if Socrates didn’t exist? And then, would Socrates have been a philosopher if Anaxagoras didn’t exist?