Neoplatonism
noun Date: 1845 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 • Neoplatonic adjectiveNeoplatonist noun

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