Platonism

noun
Pla·to·nism | \ˈplā-tə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of Platonism 

1a : the philosophy of Plato stressing especially that actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence

b : neoplatonism

Other Words from Platonism

Platonist \ˈplā-tə-nist \ noun
Platonistic \ˌplā-tə-ˈni-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of Platonism

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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