Neoplatonism

noun
Neo·​pla·​to·​nism | \ˌnē-ō-ˈplā-tə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of Neoplatonism 

1 : Platonism modified in later antiquity to accord with Aristotelian, post-Aristotelian, and eastern conceptions that conceives of the world as an emanation from an ultimate indivisible being with whom the soul is capable of being reunited in trance or ecstasy

2 : a doctrine similar to ancient Neoplatonism

Other Words from Neoplatonism

Neoplatonic \ ˌnē-​ō-​plə-​ˈtä-​nik , -​plā-​ \ adjective
Neoplatonist \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈplā-​tə-​nist \ noun

First Known Use of Neoplatonism

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Neoplatonism

neo- + platonism, after German Neuplatonismus

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