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Neoplatonism is a philosophical system based on Plato's doctrines but also on Oriental religious ideas. It flourished during the first centuries of the Christian era.

It should, however, be added that, while the philosophy that sprang from these sources was Platonic, it did not disdain to appropriate to itself elements of Aristoteleanism and even Epicureanism, which it articulated into a Syncretic system. Neo-Platonism

This system of thought figures heavily into an Augustinian conception of both the good life and the divine. It also has important implications in the understanding of 'ascent texts' in the three Abrahamic faiths.

At the closing period of Greek philosophy Neoplatonism was founded by Plotinus of Lycopolis.

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