In the Renaissance there was a rediscovery of Platonic philosophy in the Western world. The Platonic Academy in Florence played a major role in this.

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Philosophical Traditions: Renaissance Platonism
David Mycoff's general summary of some the most important ideas. Originally intended as a background to a poem.
Platonic Academy
About the academy in Florence. The members included Ficino, Pico and Machiavelli. From the Institute and Museum of the History of Science.
Renaissance Neo-Platonism
Article by Richard Hooker reviewing this movement, from its roots in antiquity to its offshoots in the present day.
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