Definition of Neoplatonist in English:


noun & adjective

  • See Neoplatonism

    • ‘Among the most important writers for the shape of Emerson's philosophy are Plato and the Neoplatonist line extending through Plotinus, Proclus, Iamblichus, and the Cambridge Platonists.’
    • ‘Porphyry was a Neoplatonist philosopher and writer against popular superstitions.’
    • ‘All these writings, which would be enormously influential in the Middle Ages, drew extensively on the thinking of Greek Neoplatonists such as Porphyry and Iamblichus.’
    • ‘Philiponus is a Christian Neoplatonist who studied with the last teachers of the pagan Athenian school.’
    • ‘He turned his philosophical studies towards Plato, the Platonists and the Neoplatonists becoming a member of the Cambridge Platonists.’