Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the Neoplatonists or their doctrines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Neoplatonism or the Neoplatonists.
“The current 'orthodox' dogma of the Trinity comes from a wedding of Jewish monotheism with Greek neoplatonic thought.”
“More promising were neoplatonic aitiological arguments”
“The fullest development of this neoplatonic approach to God stood ready to be realized, when all three routes, the aitiological, illuminationist, and ontological, would be scouted out by one and the same philosophical mind.”
“Ibn Gabirol's Fons Vitae certainly belongs to the neoplatonic tradition.”
“However, the very term “neoplatonic” is applied imprecisely in the history of medieval Jewish philosophy, and it usually indicates little more than a gross bifurcation between”
“However, Greive is well-aware that the presence of neoplatonic teachings in Ibn Ezra's writings does not mean that Ibn Ezra's allegiance was limited to that school exclusively.”
“This dual meaning can be traced back to Proclus, and its usage highlights the neoplatonic trend in Ibn Ezra's thought.”
“It is therefore appropriate to take note of Ibn Ezra's divergence from some widely accepted neoplatonic teachings.”
“More recently, Aaron Hughes [2004, 186] has strongly emphasized the neoplatonic aesthetics at play in Hayy, asserting that aesthetics and poetry are “currency whereby the imagination and philosophy are able to tease out and subsequently map the various relationships between the physical and the metaphysical”.”
“Guttmann was fully aware, like all historians of Jewish thought, that Ibn Ezra was not a systematic thinker, and he was more precise than any later historian in pinpointing the agreements and disagreements between Ibn Ezra and what may be called standard neoplatonic teachings.”
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