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Term: Neoplatonism

A term that describes the non-academic form of philosophy attributed to Plato but actually beginning with Plotinus and ending when Emperor Justinian closed the Platonic Academy in 529 C.E. It blended Gnosticism and Judaism (and later, Christianity) and is seen as one source of Kabalistic thought. Neoplatonism heavily influenced medieval mysticism and occultism, and the humanism that developed in the Renaissance.