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Platonic

of or relating to the Greek philosopher Plato (?427--?347 bc) or his teachings

Platonic

 

purely spiritual, not associated with the sensual (for example, platonic love). In a figurative sense, “platonic” means ideal, or not put into practice.

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On the surface one might mistake it for a text with commentary--of interest only to those deeply immersed in Platonic studies.
With Tanja Gloyna's Kosmos und System, another major study is added to the attempt at unravelling the significance of Platonic philosophy to Schelling's early writings.
What follows is a combination: (1) useful treatments of Platonic and other sources including a nuanced assessment of the proportion and relation of Platonism to Christianity in Spenser; (2) a gallimaufry of sensitive explications of selected passages linked by Spenser's repetition of a word or phrase such as "night" and "day," explications some of which could stand alone as brief essays.
According to Robert Balch, a sociology professor at the University of Montana who infiltrated the cult for two months in 1975, Applewhite once confided to a male sexual partner "his longing for a meaningful; platonic relationship where he could develop his full-potential without sexual entanglement.
My mother, who never read Proust, believed in an ideal Platonic society--which is to say, a society of people (her children) based on herself.
Taken as a whole, however, the volume points to and helps flesh out the tension that has come to underlie Platonic scholarship in the English-speaking world over the past thirty years.
He omits a major aspect of Aristotle's faculty psychology, which makes the Stagirite compatible with the Platonic anthropology that Levi ascribes to the humanists and reformers.
If "Based on a True Story" is an assassination attempt along the lines of Kustera's previous shows, its object is less some Platonic ideal of Truth than the exploitation of truth value.
Theories about magnetism related not only to geology, but to the theories of attraction between bodies that accounted for natural magic, and to Platonic notions of cosmology.
Nietzsche's Task provides more than textual exegesis; Lampert makes a sustained argument for Nietzsche as a political philosopher in the tradition of Platonic political philosophy.