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Ne·o·pla·to·nism

also Ne·o-Pla·to·nism  (nē′ō-plāt′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. A philosophical system developed at Alexandria in the third century ad by Plotinus and his successors. It is based on Platonism with elements of mysticism and some Judaic and Christian concepts and posits a single source from which all existence emanates and with which an individual soul can be mystically united.
2. A revival of Neoplatonism or a system derived from it, as in the Middle Ages.

Ne′o·pla·ton′ic (-plə-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
Ne′o·pla′to·nist n. & adj.
Translations
néoplatonicien

neoplatonic

[ˈniːəʊpləˈtɒnɪk] ADJneoplatónico
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Their topics include the simplicity of contemplative cinema in the light of Plotinus' philosophy, beyond the moving images: a Plotinian reading of The Truman Show, moving images and conversion: a Neoplatonic film theory, Plotinus and Tarkovsky on experience and the transparency of reality, and the mystical and the beautiful: the construction of a Plotinian aesthetics of film.
1" by Sarah Klitenic Wear (Professor of Classics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio) makes accessible to intermediate Greek students two treatises that describe the Neoplatonic cosmos of Plotinus.
In De immortalitate animae Augustine explicitly discloses the weaknesses of the proof and repairs them by means of a Neoplatonic notion of causality.
Because this study begins with Aquinas, the extent to which he distances himself from Avicenna's Neoplatonic interpretation of the soul is rather quickly glossed over.
It becomes the guiding principle for McMahon's history of the idea of genius, from Socrates's divine voice or daimon, to Marsilio Ficino's furor divinus, the Neoplatonic divine fury from which the author has borrowed the title of his study, to the denial of genius by Voltaire ("I have never seen a genius") and its full-fledged revival in romanticism: Hegel's world-historical individual (Napoleon) and Shelley's hierophant "prophet.
The fact that Bashier concludes his account with Ibn Arabi and the famous Theologia Aristotelis makes his neoplatonic taste in the history of philosophy clearer.
Religion and Philosophy in the Platonic and Neoplatonic Traditions: From Antiquity to the Early Medieval Period
And more than 100 delegates will be transportis ng i themselves back, in sprit at least, to the time of early Greek philosophy for the Internatio r nal Society for Neoplatonic Studies' (ISNS) annual a conference next month.
These were clear Neoplatonic interpretations that unsettled purists over the years.
O'Connell in the 1960s, which emphasized the Neoplatonic sources for Augustine's understanding of the triune God and of his image in human beings, although in recent years scholars such as Lewis Ayers and Michel Barnes have come correctly to recognize and emphasize the pro-Nicene influences in the church upon Augustine's thought to a larger extent than had generally been the case.
An historian looking for a more thorough background to the identity thesis in Greek thought will be disappointed here and would be better advised to look elsewhere; Ian Crystal's Self-Intellection and Its Epistemological Origins in Ancient Greek Thought (Ashgate, 2002) would be a good place to start (and it is somewhat surprising that Kahn was not aware of it before the publication of his book, especially as it does a good job of tracing the Neoplatonic trajectory away from Aristotelianism).
Rather than starting with faith and equating divine wisdom (Sapientia) with Christ, as did Augustine, Boethius prizes her autonomous role as expositor of truths of human nature and the cosmos, as both the Neoplatonic "highest good" (summum bonum) and expounder of sacred mysteries.