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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Neoplatonism.

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  • His vision of "the saturation of the tropological field as language frees itself of its constraints" (AI 79) adapts the problem of plenitude in Neoplatonic metaphysics that he considers in his early work: the infinite generativity that would seem to be required of an infinitely powerful being ends in the existence of everything — a blow to unity and value whose damage, according to Lovejoy, the "great chain of being" is inadequate to repair. 9

    Seeing Is Reading

  • The fact that the notion of “seeing” the truth would become standard in later Platonic sources such as Plotinus and lead to the development of what has been termed Neoplatonic Light Metaphysics only strengthens the case.

    Francesco Patrizi

  • However, a great deal of his theology is drawn, not from the Christian traditions of the time, but rather from his experience with Neoplatonic thought and his own personal experience.

    Augustine vs. Pelagius - Part One: Man, the Fall, and Original Sin | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • As a teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in North Africa, Augustine was strongly influenced by Neoplatonic philosophy before his conversion to Christianity.

    Augustine vs. Pelagius - Part One: Man, the Fall, and Original Sin | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Even after converting to Christianity, he adapted many Neoplatonic ideas to suit his new faith.

    Augustine vs. Pelagius - Part One: Man, the Fall, and Original Sin | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Nothing of the implausible metaphysics of this poem, let alone its specific Neoplatonic decor, need obscure what comes to light, and to ear, by such associations about a continuous human potentiality modeled in verse itself.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • But if by Neoplatonic belief stars were considered divine agencies, and if by humanist interpretation the sacred task of the Roman augur were translated to the role of the Christian priest, then the process of astrological divination and its place in human affairs is less opaque, at least at the court of Urbino: it is a cultural absorption of history into a new context, equipping humans to make decisions in the face of uncertainty.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • A few more years and a tradition where Seventeenth Century poets, Mediaeval storytellers, Fathers of the Church, even Neoplatonic philosophers have left their traces in whole poems or fragmentary thoughts and isolated images will have vanished.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Yeats refers to the concepts, in his treatises, of earthly and celestial hierarchies and of a ‘Mystical Theology’, through which knowledge of God and the progressive deification of man may be attained by a process of Neoplatonic abstraction.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Unsane and Savage on a:comparison between the verticality of the Neoplatonic metaphysics and the Seyn of the Ereignis as immediate horizontal ground

    Archive 2009-04-01

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