[See Platonism.]

  1. (metaphysics) The doctrines of Plotinus (205-270 CE) and his followers, or more generally the tradition of such thought stretching from late antiquity into the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Neo-Platonism put greater emphasis on Plato's dualism and idealism, even to the point of a spiritualism that early Christian theologians like Augustine found congenial despite the basic pantheism of neo-Platonic ideas. The modern understanding of Aristotelianism is heavily influenced by neo-Platonic interpretations.

The Ism Book by Peter Saint-Andre

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