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Platonism
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I. Philosophy

1. General character.

 The influence of Plato’s thought was unlike that of any other philosopher. With the Academy (I) (c. 385 bce), Plato was the first philosopher to found a school in the institutional sense and so establish a philosophical tradition. Moreover, his criticism of writing shows that he gave precedence to the oral transmission of his thought by his students over his Dialogues, which we…

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Halfwassen, Jens and Markschies, Christoph, “Platonism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024401>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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