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  1. a philosophical system which was first developed in the 3rd century ad as a synthesis of Platonic, Pythagorean, and Aristotelian elements, and which, although originally opposed to Christianity, later incorporated it. It dominated European thought until the 13th century and re-emerged during the Renaissance
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Derived FormsNeo-Platonic (ˌniːəʊpləˈtɒnɪk), adjectiveNeo-Platonist, noun, adjective
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  • It does not allude to the original from which it is taken; it is quite free from mysticism and Neo-Platonism.



  • His conception of the universe is couched in the spirit of Neo-Platonism.

  • Neo-Platonism itself could not have arisen without Aristotle.

  • Neo-Platonism was the last great creation of Greek philosophy.

  • This was more palpable in Neo-Platonism than it had been in Platos system.