Pythagorism


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Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism

the doctrines and theories of Pythagoras, ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, and the Pythagoreans, especially number relationships in music theory, acoustics, astronomy, and geometry (the Pythagorean theorem for right triangles), a belief in metempsychosis, and mysticism based on numbers. — Pythagorean, n., adj. — Pythagorist, n.
See also: Mathematics
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Rather than providing Christian interpretations of classical myth, both authors relate classical myth to the fashionable philosophies of their era, Neoplatonism, Pythagorism, and Hermeticism.
On the one hand, one agrees thoroughly with Michael Allen when he writes "the concept of Renaissance Pythagoreanism begs many questions; and we are still entitled to doubt whether it can be usefully distinguished from Renaissance Neoplatonism."(16) On the other, one can note that Plotinian Neoplatonism itself became somewhat "Pythagoreanized" under the influence of Iamblichus and that this Pythagoreanized Neoplatonism was passed down to, among others, Syrianus and Proclus.(17) In addition, John Dillon's view regarding what he terms "Pythagorism" is useful.
An almost instinctive reaction against 18th-century rational philosophies, illuminism under many names (e.g., millenarianism, syncretism, neopaganism, pythagorism, theosophy, etc.) influenced some writers of the romantic period.