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  • proper noun An Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, and the second leader (scholarch) of the Platonic Academy from 339 to 314 BCE.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ξενοκράτης (Ksenokratēs).

Examples

  • Xenocrates, Plato's successor as the head of the school, would 'retire into himself more than once a day and would devote, it is said, a whole hour to silence.'

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  • That early Academics like Xenocrates show strong interest in Pythagoras 'doctrines is presumably because they take them to be present in, or close to, Plato™s.

    Numenius

  • Xenocrates, Plato's successor as the head of the school, would 'retire into himself more than once a day and would devote, it is said, a whole hour to silence.'

    Plato and the politics of pessimism

  • The godlike Xenocrates showed this by the firmness of his reason, who was declared by the famous hetaera Phryne to be a statue and not a man, when all her blandishments could not shake his resolve, as Valerius Maximus relates at length.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • Alexander sent Xenocrates the philosopher fifty talents, because he was poor, visu rerum, aut eruditione praestantes viri, mensis olim regum adhibiti, as

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Xenocrates lay with Lais of Corinth all night, and would not touch her.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Many erroneous opinions are about the essence and original of it; whether it be fire, as Zeno held; harmony, as Aristoxenus; number, as Xenocrates; whether it be organical, or inorganical; seated in the brain, heart or blood; mortal or immortal; how it comes into the body.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • There is evidence that Plato's successors, Speusippus and Xenocrates, both presented Academic speculations arising in part from Plato's later metaphysics as the work of Pythagoras, who lived some 150 years earlier.

    Pythagoreanism

  • Several doctrines of Xenocrates are also assigned to Pythagoras in the doxographical tradition, e.g. the definition of the soul as "a number moving itself," which Xenocrates clearly developed on the basis of Plato's

    Pythagoreanism

  • Xenocrates, hic eius auditor Polemo; cuius ipsa illa sessio fuit, quam videmus.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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