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/ ˌni oʊˈpleɪt nˌɪz əm /
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Sometimes neoplatonism . a philosophical system, originated in the 3rd century a.d. by Plotinus, founded chiefly on Platonic doctrine and Eastern mysticism, with later influences from Christianity. It holds that all existence consists of emanations from the One with whom the soul may be reunited.
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OTHER WORDS FROM NeoplatonismNe·o·pla·ton·ic [nee-oh-pluh-ton-ik], /ˌni oʊ pləˈtɒn ɪk/, adjectiveNe·o·pla·to·nist, noun
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How to use Neoplatonism in a sentence
Is it known only in brief moments of Neoplatonic ecstasy, to which all the acts of life should be stepping stones?Is Life Worth Living?|William Hurrell Mallock
Daehne had tried to show that he was Neoplatonic, and Reinkens has maintained that he was essentially Aristotelian.
After lecturing in her native city, Hypatia ultimately became the recognized head of the Neoplatonic school there (c. 400).
It was in keeping with the mystic and Neoplatonic current of the time, and afforded it the highest imaginable satisfaction.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack
In the seventh Book of his confessions he has acknowledged his indebtedness to the reading of Neoplatonic writings.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack
British Dictionary definitions for Neoplatonism
/ (ˌniːəʊˈpleɪtəˌnɪzəm) /
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
Derived forms of Neo-PlatonismNeo-Platonic (ˌniːəʊpləˈtɒnɪk), adjectiveNeo-Platonist, noun, adjective
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