Platonist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Platonist an advocate of Platonism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Platonist One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n platonist One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Platonist a follower of Plato
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Usage

In literature:

The Platonists say there are two kinds of knots which link the soul to the body.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori)" by Giordano Bruno
Epicureans, Stoics, Platonists, Jews, Christians, they are all alike to me.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Give him six months, he is merely her Platonist.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
To that extent the Platonist is right.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
Dr. Jones, the self-taught Platonist of Jacksonville, Illinois, interpreted Plato.
"Four Americans" by Henry A. Beers
The Word becomes spirit within the soul, thus do the Neo-Platonists conclude.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Justin discourses on that topic after the manner of the Platonists.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
This the Platonists utterly fail to give us.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
He was no Platonist, but not for the first time we discover him in a familiar Socratic position.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
But did such Platonists actually exist before Plotinus, or possibly Ammonius Saccus?
"Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity" by Kirsopp Lake
As a philosopher he is to be classed among the Platonists, yet with a predominance of the prevailing Orientalism.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
For three years I listened to the Platonists, Stoics, and Academicians at Athens; and studied till I was sick and stupid.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Platonism, as interpreted by pseudo-platonists, was the yielding of the second, matrimony the yielding of the first.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
He was altogether a Platonist.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
The Neo-Platonists were no doubt the offspring of Plato, but they were the illegitimate offspring.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
This evidence came by way of observation, even to the Platonist.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Marsilius Ficinus, the Platonist, ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
German Platonist, b. Gotha 29 Dec. 1778.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Every true Platonist, he used to say, must be a lover of children, for they are our masters and instructors in philosophy.
"Shelley at Oxford" by Thomas Jefferson Hogg
The common characteristic of all the New Platonists is a tendency to mysticism, theosophy, and theurgy.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In poetry:

"THOSE Platonists are a curse,' he said,
"God's fire upon the wane,
A diagram hung there instead,
More women born than men.'
"Statistics" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

It's unfortunate that Agora, a film about the 5th century neo-Platonist philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia, is coming out this weekend.
Isaac Gewirtz, curator of the library's Berg Collection, from which the manuscripts come, writes in an essay accompanying the exhibition that the sonnet 's rise corresponded to the 14th-century Platonist revival.
Two decades ago, he was the school's athlete-Platonist.
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In science:

Inference makes his formal system itself non-constructively Platonistic.
Paradox regained: Life beyond Goedel's shadow
Platonist believe that mathematical entities have an existence independent of human minds.
Quantum Formalism: Brief Epistemological Considerations
We introduce two broad classiļ¬cations for comparison and contrast, organized along classic greek lines, the Platonistic and Aristotelian.
Classification of Multivector Theories and the Modification of the Postulates of Physics
Generally, standard theory has the classical Platonistic view that abstract mathematical entities exist.
Classification of Multivector Theories and the Modification of the Postulates of Physics
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