The Atlantis myth
The most famous Platonic myth. It is included in the Timaeus and the Critias and relates the existence of mythical...
The Neoplatonic School of Alexandria
The late Platonic philosophical school active fromca. middle 5th until early7th century CE in which pagan and Christian...
Plato’s Successors – Scholarchs of the Academy
The Platonic Academy operated from its founding in 387 BC until the mid-first century BC. Specialists distinguish the...
Spurious dialogues of Plato
Since antiquity, those texts not considered to be authentic Platonic writings have been characterized as spurious...
The establishment of a Platonic Academy in Florence by the Medici
The Platonic Academy of Florence is often discussed; it was established by the Medici in the second half of the 15th century, and Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) was appointed as its director. This...
Nietzsche (and Plato)
In his function as philosopher and critic of religion, morals and civilization, Nietzsche exercised an enormous influence on 20th century thought. He considered Plato's work as the starting line of...
Migration of philosophers and decline of the Neoplatonic school of Athens
The prohibition of the teaching of philosophy in Athens by a decree issued by Justinian in 529 AD (as recorded by the chronicler John Malalas), and the subsequent exile of the Neoplatonic...
Psychoanalysis and Plato
Basic theories of Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and of other important figures, such as Jung and more recently Lacan and Kristeva, admit as a source of their inspiration many aspects of...
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