Platonist


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an advocate of Platonism

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They are fleshed out using only the concept of a sentence and purely logical inclusion relations, neither of which the Platonist has any grounds with which to take issue.
Among the second-century Christian thinkers known as the Apologists, the Platonist notion that God creates out of formless matter was held by Justin Martyr.
Eusebius is against, not only the pagan philosophers of the past, but also most Platonists of his own time, who interpreted some of these "doctrines" in a different way: e.
Sidney to some of the Cambridge Platonists, to mention a few.
Apuleius studied Platonist philosophy in Athens; traveled to Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries.
Moreover, these arguments 'misconceive the platonist position in some respects' (139).
The "materializer" of ideas par excellance is of course Brecht, and the question in which way his anti-Aristotelianism turns him into a Platonist (not just the initiator of epic theater) needs to be carefully studied, an endeavor for which Puchner provides a very useful starting point.
While he called himself "almost as much of a Platonist and Medievalist as an Orientalist," he became an outspoken advocate for Indian history, traditions, and culture, seeking to awaken the world to their beauty and value; more importantly, he sought to renew the respect and honor that was India's due among her own people, who, after years of British rule, had become fascinated with Western ways.
They feature three nominalists, one Platonist, and a main character who is skeptical regarding both theories and prefers to push a thesis made by the logical positivist Rudolph Carnap: "The sentence `There are numbers' is a trivial truth if construed as an assertion from within mathematics.
On the one hand, as a Platonist Ficino believes he must defend the idea that one of the principal tasks of individual human beings is to liberate the soul from the body through meditation, purification, and ritual practices.
His books and editions include The Neoplatonism of William Blake, Thomas Taylor the Platonist (with Kathleen Raine), Yeats's Golden Dawn, Yeats and the Occult, A Critical Edition of Yeat's "A Vision" (1925), Letters to W.
Chapter 3 treats Augustine's earliest notions of ascent and descent, for he came to understand that the perfection he sought as a Manichee and as a Platonist would be possible only through the mediation of the divine descending in such a way as to effect humanity's elevation and transformation.
There are certainly some vulgar Platonists--including vulgar Platonist Christians--who believe that.
524) used to be regarded primarily as a Platonist for his famous prose-verse On the Consolation of Philosophy (tr.