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  • There are numerous other works in recent literature which may be called Platonistic for one reason or another, but none has emerged which could be called so in a truly significant manner.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Page 524, Volume 3 and of Wordsworth may be called Platonistic in the vague sense of a tendency toward spiritualism accom - panied by occasional reminiscences of Platonic dicta and images.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The doughnut on the table but which is made of chocolate instead of vanilla; the Platonistic idea of “doughnuthood” (if Platonism fails)

    Salvation Santa

  • Some rival theories of abstract cognition, prevalent in the period, did not require a Platonistic ontology, and arguably were more philosophically satisfying.

    Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

  • The goal of Castiglione's book, which also takes the popular dialogue form inherited from Plato and Cicero, is the Platonistic attempt “to form with words a perfect courtier.”


  • Platonistic conception became a basis for classical taxonomy in which plants and animals were classified into kinds that are sharply demarcated and allow no intergrading.


  • Page 589, Volume 3 arising from the Platonistic inference that the creation was inferior to the Creator.


  • Platonistic conceptions of species, and to investigate the anatomy, embryonic development and variability of individual organisms.


  • It must be recognized, too, that a sizable group of mathematicians of Platonistic persuasion take the view that mathematics simply has not yet advanced far enough to be able to cope with such vexing questions as arise in modern set theory; that the “truth” con - cerning these is still a matter for investigation and that their rigorous solutions are still attainable.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Platonistic aesthetics of Patrizi and others made little headway in the face of the sixteenth century's redis - covery and normative application of Aristotle's Poetics.



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