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Neoplatonism Through the Renaissance

Neoplatonism

What was the Athenian school of Neoplatonism?

The Athenian school was founded by Plutarch of Athens (350–433) and carried on by Syrianus (c. 370–437) whose most important student was Proclus (412–485). This school was actually the same institution that had been Plato’s academy. The Athenians added new levels to Iamblichus’ system in the form of gods who were interested in philosophical matters and whose thought could be understood by mortals, although they did not accept Iamblichus’ notion of two Ones.



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