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Pla·to·nism

 (plāt′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
The philosophy of Plato, especially insofar as it asserts ideal forms as an absolute and eternal reality of which the phenomena of the world are an imperfect and transitory reflection.

Pla′to·nist n.
Pla′to·nis′tic adj.
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Adj.1.Platonistic - pertaining to or characteristic of or in accordance with Platonism
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For this purpose, one need not look any further than the thought of the early medieval, Platonistic Christian philosopher, Augustine of Hippo.
The universe might, after the possible reversion of its ongoing expansion, contract to an absolutely identical point without differentiations (although mathematicians in a Platonistic mood might insist that even then abstract objects like points and classes continue to exist).
A second Novalisian allusion occurs in section three of Part One, where Derrida speaks of the various "constraints" under which the Platonic myths must operate, constraints that include all the traditional opposites that we associate with Pythagorean and Platonistic thinking; yet Derrida writes of an "eventual contagion of the mythemes" (97/85), and such contagion or contamination reminds us of what we may call Novalis' fundamental pharmaceutical principle.
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The first is the Platonistic or ontological view, which treats rights as an a priori category of universal first principles and uses their definition to designate specific properties possessed by all members of that category.