The philosophical school that included Plotinus and Proclus who attempted to reconcile and synthesize Platonic thought with other philosophies such as Stoicism and Aristotleanism.

The Neo-platonic view of the universe was a heirarchy with God at the top, a number of intermediate levels below and the world (our reality) at the bottom. The further away you are from God, the less real the world around you is (real in the Platonic sense of being the abstract, ideal form.)

Often spelled without the hyphen, "neoplatonism".

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