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.
About the academy in Florence. The members included Ficino, Pico and Machiavelli. From the Institute and Museum of the History of Science.
Article by Richard Hooker reviewing this movement, from its roots in antiquity to its offshoots in the present day.
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