TITLE

Platonists, Neo-Platonists and Others

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Dave
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Introducing Plato;9/ 1/2005, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the influence of Greek philosopher Plato and his ideas on other philosophers, scholars and scientists. Many Platonic ideas of goodness, the soul and immortality were used in creating sophisticated theology by neo-Platonists like early Christian Church Father Origen and Plotinus. Plato's ideas were rediscovered by Italian scholars during the Renaissance period, based on annotations of Plato's text by Islamic scholars such as Avicenna. Among the modern philosophers influenced by Plato include G.W.F Hegel and Martin Heidegger.
ACCESSION #
34154520

 

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