He was in the main a neoplatonist, drawing from that school his doctrines of the Monad and his strong tendency towards mysticism.
A friend of mine once asked him, "Are you a Christian or a neoplatonist?"
Plotinus, the neoplatonist, said: “God is not the principal of beings, but the principle of principles.”
This examination is, in two respects, in striking contrast to that of certain other neoplatonist writers.
In fact she was what Porphyry, the neoplatonist, would have called a ‘deceitful demon’.
Stobaeus in the Sermones collected a number of ethical dicta of one Eusebius, who may perhaps be identical with the neoplatonist.
The dialogue hardly derives any light from Plato's other writings, and still less from Scholiasts and neoplatonist writers.
The neoplatonist work was first printed by Aldus Manutius in 1501, and has often been reprinted.
also Neo-platonism, 1827, a philosophical and religious system mixing Platonic ideas and oriental mysticism, originating 3c. at Alexandria, especially in writings of Plotinus, Porphyry, and Proclus. Neoplatonian is attested from 1831. Related: Neoplatonic; Neoplatonist.