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  • n. Plural form of Neoplatonist.

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  • Through Pythagoras, this primordial wisdom was passed on to the Greek philosophers, but mainly to Plato and his disciples, especially the late-classical philosophers whom post-Renaissance scholarship calls Neoplatonists, such Plotinus,

    Loss of Faith

  • In the early 5th century (c. 410) the Academy was revived by various 'Neoplatonists'in a different location in a large house which

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  • This view of the world as imperfect compared to an unchanging, good God is similar to the ideas of the Neoplatonists.

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  • Poggio Bracciolini promised to watch over the boys and encourage their education together, that they might one day lead Florence under the human principles taught by both the Order and the Neoplatonists.

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  • Dietrich, he argues, identifies himself with a particular school of Neoplatonists which sees the One as the ultimate and final principle of not only hierarchy but of created being itself.

    Dietrich of Freiberg

  • Furthermore, by introducing creation into his hierarchy with respect to the One he avoids the charge of pantheism that so often plagued earlier Christian Neoplatonists such as Scotus Eriugena.

    Dietrich of Freiberg

  • Syrianus 'commentaries were greatly admired by later generations of Neoplatonists (Isidore and Damascius regarded him as one of the best exegetes), and he is therefore often referred to and quoted.

    Syrianus

  • Ficino and Pico were Agrippa's source for philosophical texts that formed the theoretical basis for his conception of magic, the works of Plato, the Alexandrian Neoplatonists (especially Plotinus), and the Hermetic texts, all of which Ficino had translated into Latin.

    Loss of Faith

  • Close examination of his sources reveals that he continued these studies of ancient occult wisdom during his lengthy residence in Italy, where the presence of many disciples of the Florentine Neoplatonists and of the largest and most flourishing Jewish community in Europe deepened his mastery of this ancient learning.

    Loss of Faith

  • Agrippa, who wanted to purge magic of the superstitious and dangerous rituals of medieval witches and sorcerers but (unlike the Florentine Neoplatonists) did not conceal his continuing interest in medieval magic, represents the merger of popular and intellectual magical learning as well as the union of northern European and Italian occultism.

    Loss of Faith

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