WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
- 1. Neoplatonism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, theological doctrine
- usage: a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable; "Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century"; "Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy"
All rights reserved.
See also: neoplatonism (Dictionary)