a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable;
"Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century"
"Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy"
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- His sermons and letters show the influence of Neoplatonism and carry on debates with the proponents of Manichaeism, Donatism, and Pelagianism.
- Plotinus, the initiator of the Neoplatonism considers that the root of beauty isthe logos of Gods.His aesthetic thoughts are based on his philosophy calledEmanationism.
- Influenced by the Deism and the Neoplatonism, Shaftesbury surpasses the 18th century aesthetics based on empiricism and neoclassicism and starts a new trend of aesthetics in Britain.
- He was the founder of Neoplatonism;