Meaning of Platonism
Pronunciation: (plāt'n-iz"um), [key]
- the philosophy or doctrines of Plato or his followers.
- a Platonic doctrine or saying.
- the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging Ideas, and that the Ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind.
- (sometimes l.c.) the doctrine or practice of platonic love.
- platonism (Thesaurus)