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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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Explaining the meaning of a platonic relationship, the Mann Mayal actor said, 'It means love or affection in a bond without any sexual element in it.
Synopsis: For those who can appreciate the beauty of numbers and their relationships geometry can be an exciting subject., Now in a revised and expanded second edition, "A Geometric Analysis of the Platonic Solids and Other Semi-Regular Polyhedra: With an Introduction to the Phi Ratio" by Kenneth J.
A platonic friend is a very close friend of the opposite sex, where nothing, of a sexual nature, has ever happened between them.
Opinion is divided on the issue of platonic relationships between men and women, so we got six people who've been there, done that, to clear the air on this somewhat controversial issue.
Cloth, $85.00--This book makes the case for a Platonic ethical and spiritual vision that is "defensible in the modern context." Rejecting accounts of Plato's thought as speculative metaphysics, LaFargue argues instead for "nonmetaphysical" Platonism as "a way of life." "This book," he says, "places this virtue-centered picture of the ideal philosopher at the center of Plato's thought, and shows what Plato's thought looks like when configured around this center." LaFargue's project entails a "critical reconstruction" and "scaling back" of Plato's philosophy to include only what can be supported by "reasons that we can still regard as good reasons today."
Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition; Volume 19
It is also possible that the choice of Proteus is in part motivated by an allegorical understanding of this figure as representing the Platonic notion of processions of souls under the guidance of particular deities.
Religion and Philosophy in the Platonic and Neoplatonic Traditions: From Antiquity to the Early Medieval Period
Like Simone, more and more people are now seeking no-sex relationships, and in recent years, a growing number of platonic dating websites have sprung up to cater for them, bringing together men and women who want a relationship without the sex.