- 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.
Origin of Neoplatonism
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He is a representative of the least attractive side of Neoplatonism.
Neoplatonism was a late and decadent form of the Greek philosophies.A History of Spain
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But Neoplatonism has itself apostatized from the rational and unitarian.The Magic of the Middle Ages
Fourthly, the study of Aristotle also had an influence on Neoplatonism.
But now Neoplatonism was driven out of the great arena of history.
Word Origin and History for neoplatonism
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.