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Word: platonic

Definition: purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire


Sentences Containing 'platonic'

A key element Watt explores is the decline in importance of the philosophy of classical antiquitiy, with its various strains of idealistic thought that viewed human experience as composed of universal #REDIRECT Platonic "forms" with an innate perfection.
A man named Don Pedro offers to teach her, and the relationship gradually turns from platonic to romantic.
Al-Farabi incorporated the Platonic view, drawing a parallel from within the Islamic context, in that he regarded the ideal state to be ruled by the prophet-imam, instead of the philosopher-king envisaged by Plato.
Although she initially had no interest in Bugs, repeatedly turning down his advances, her feelings shifted from platonic to affection after he saved her from a belly-flopping Monstar, getting himself painfully squashed in the process (showing that he was willing to put himself in harm's way for her and genuinely cared for her).
And it will be no great matter if it is in some other person's hand, for as well as I recollect Dulcinea can neither read nor write, nor in the whole course of her life has she seen handwriting or letter of mine, for my love and hers have been always platonic, not going beyond a modest look, and even that so seldom that I can safely swear I have not seen her four times in all these twelve years I have been loving her more than the light of these eyes that the earth will one day devour; and perhaps even of those four times she has not once perceived that I was looking at her: such is the retirement and seclusion in which her father Lorenzo Corchuelo and her mother Aldonza Nogales have brought her up."
Another major theme is the recurring philosophical debate between characters espousing mathematical Platonic realism (called "Halikaarnians" in the novel) and characters espousing mathematical formalism (called "Procians" in the novel).
Aristobulus of Paneas (; c. 160 BC) was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher of the Peripatetic school, though he also used Platonic and Pythagorean concepts.
At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, etc., consumed by every Low Dutch harpooneer in that ancient Greenland and Spitzbergen whale fishery.
Common among most of these relationships—romantic, platonic, and familial—is, according to Krause, a "failure to communicate, lack of trust, the inability to envision or create a viable future".
Dr. Jaquith has agreed to allow Charlotte to keep Tina there with the understanding that her relationship with Jerry will remain platonic.
Du "Cubisme", which preceded Apollinaire's well known essays, "Les Peintres Cubistes" (1912, published 1913), emphasized the Platonic belief that the mind is the birthplace of the idea: "to discern a form is to verify a pre-existing idea."
He develops their theory and finds, among other things, the higher dimensional version of Euler's formula. He determines the regular polytopes, i.e. the formula_1-dimensional cousins of regular polygons and platonic solids.
He later found employment in Florence in the court of Lorenzo de' Medici and took part in the Platonic Academy, founded by Marsilio Ficino. Berlinghieri provided financial support to Ficino during the latter's translation of Plato's works into Latin.
Her character has a platonic love for Kléber (Marcelo Faria).
I have redressed injuries, righted wrongs, punished insolences, vanquished giants, and crushed monsters; I am in love, for no other reason than that it is incumbent on knights-errant to be so; but though I am, I am no carnal-minded lover, but one of the chaste, platonic sort.
In "A Radical Jew," Boyarin argues that Paul of Tarsus combined the life of Jesus with Greek philosophy to reinterpret the Hebrew Bible in terms of the Platonic opposition between the ideal (which is real) and the material (which is false).
In his work "A Radical Jew," Boyarin argues that Paul of Tarsus combined the life of Jesus with Greek philosophy to interpret the Hebrew Bible in terms of the Platonic opposition between the ideal (which is real) and the material (which is false); see also Paul of Tarsus and Judaism.
In other words, by appealing to the Platonic distinction between the material and the ideal, Paul showed how the spirit of Christ could provide "all" people a way to worship God — the God who had previously been worshiped only by Jews, and Jewish Proselytes, although Jews claimed that He was the one and only God of all (see, for example, Romans 8: 1-4; II Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 3: 14; Philippians 3:3).
It is repeatedly implied that their relationship was not solely platonic.
It took no real account of a human soul in Christ, but viewed the incarnation as the union of the Word with human flesh, thus drawing on the platonic concept of the human being as a soul which inhabited an essentially alien body.
Major themes include the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and the philosophical debate between Platonic realism and formalism.
Most notable of literary contributions is Ibn Gabirol's neo-Platonic "Fons Vitae" ("The Source of Life").
Nevertheless, Boyarin also sees this so-called Platonic reworking of both Jesus' teachings and Pharisaic Judaism as essential to the emergence of Christianity as a distinct religion, because it justified a Judaism without Jewish law (see also New Covenant).
Numenius also draws much from Plato’s Timaeus which presents a story of a great creator called the Demiurge who created everything in the likeness of Platonic Forms.
Of Alexander the Platonic, not often nor without great necessity to say, or to write to any man in a letter, 'I am not at leisure'; nor in this manner still to put off those duties, which we owe to our friends and acquaintances (to every one in his kind) under pretence of urgent affairs.
One of the primary Platonic concepts found in metaphysical poetry is the idea that the perfection of beauty in the beloved acted as a remembrance of perfect beauty in the eternal realm.
Platonic ideas were revived and put to the service of Christianity.
She was 60-year-old divorcee Joan Sinclair from Beauty Point, with whom Glover had a platonic relationship.
Specific ideas from Penrose's work include: the idea that the human mind operates in certain fundamental ways as a quantum computer, espoused in Penrose's "The Emperor's New Mind"; Platonic realism as a philosophical basis for works of fiction, as in stories from Penrose's "The Road to Reality"; and the theory of aperiodic tilings, which appear in the Teglon puzzle in the novel.
The narrator gradually realizes that despite his assurance that their friendship would remain platonic, he has inevitably fallen in love with her.
The pair maintained a platonic relationship until the spring of 1968.
The third discusses a "complex" Platonic realism, in which several realms of Platonic ideal forms (called the "Hylaean Theoric Worlds" in the novel) exist independently of the physical world (called the "Arbran Causal Domain" in the novel).
Their relationship continues to build in a platonic way; though romantic themes have been hinted at, it has not developed any further.
Those austere ones I mean, such as were Charax, and Demetrius the Platonic, and Eudaemon, and others like unto those.
Thus, "Great American Novel" is a metaphor for identity, a Platonic ideal that is not achieved in any specific texts, but whose aim writers strive to mirror in their work.
Vince has also been secretly taking acting lessons, taught by Michael Malakov (Alan Arkin), and begins to form a platonic bond with Molly (Emily Mortimer), an aspiring actress.

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