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Neoplatonism - Platonism and Neoplatonism, Teachings, Early Christian and Medieval Neoplatonism, Renaissance Neoplatonism, Modern Neoplatonism, Commentary on Parmenides

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A school of philosophy founded by Ammonius, which synthesized with Platonism the thought of Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Pythagoreans, and also assimilated much popular religion and myth. The first systematic philosopher of the Neoplatonic school was Plotinus. Neoplatonist philosophy remained dominant for a millennium, and was revived in the Renaissance by Ficino, Pico, and others.

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