[ nee-oh-pleyt-n-iz-uhm ]
/ 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
Accordingly the ethical side of this doctrine has the same negative and ascetic character that we have observed in Neoplatonism.
See especially articles Evolution, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism.
Neoplatonism exerted a powerful influence upon the healing art.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine|James Sands Elliott
But at present it cannot even be said whether the Jewish philosophy of religion had any influence on the genesis of Neoplatonism.
And, as a matter of fact, barbarism succeeded the flourishing period of Neoplatonism.
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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