Platonic can refer to:

  • Platonic love, a relationship that is not sexual in nature
  • Platonic idealism
  • Platonic solid, any of the five convex regular polyhedra
  • Platonic crystal, a periodic structure designed to guide wave energy through thin plates
  • Platonism, the philosophy of Plato (Classical period)
  • Middle Platonism, a later philosophy derived from that of Plato (1st century BC to 3rd century AD)
  • Neoplatonism, a philosophic school of Late Antiquity deriving from Plato (starting in the 3rd century AD)
  • Platonism in the Renaissance
  • In civics or politics, a Platonist is someone who advocates a system resembling The Republic (Plato)
  • Neoclassical economics is sometimes described as Platonist

Other articles related to "platonic":

Cosmographia (Bernard Silvestris) - Platonic Background
... Timaeus and Calcidius's commentary, Bernard's work also draws on Platonic themes diffused throughout a variety of works of late antiquity, such as Apuleius's philosophical treatises, Macrobius's commentary on Cicero's ... In addition to their Platonic elements, the latter two works would have provided models of the prosimetrum form and Macrobius's commentary had authorized the use of allegorical (fabulos ...
Love's Triumph Through Callipolis - Platonic Love
... of the 1631 masques deal with the theme of Platonic love, a concept dear to the heart of Henrietta Maria she was at the center of a Court circle that favored the ... Callipolis is an idealized Platonic city, dedicated to virtue and beauty ...
Platonic Hydrocarbon
... Platonic hydrocarbons are the molecular representation of platonic solid geometries with vertices replaced by carbon atoms and with edges replaced by chemical bonds ... Not all platonic solids have an organic molecular counterpart The tetravalency of carbon excludes an icosahedron since 5 edges meet at each vertex pentacoordinate carbon, such as CH5+, is unlikely, although both ... The following platonic hydrocarbons, on the other hand, have been synthesised Cubane (C8H8) Dodecahedrane (C20H20) ...
Sino-Platonic Papers
... Sino-Platonic Papers is a scholarly monographic series published by the University of Pennsylvania ... format, but beginning with issue 171 (June 2006), Sino-Platonic Papers has been published electronically only ...
Carved Stone Balls - Platonic Solids
... The Carved Stone Balls have been taken as evidence of knowledge of the five Platonic solids a millennium before Plato described them ... Indeed, some of them exhibit the symmetries of Platonic solids, but the extent of this and how much it depends on mathematical understanding is disputed, as ... to be much special attention given to the Platonic solid arrangements over less symmetrical arrangements of knobs over the balls, and some of the five solids do not appear ...

Famous quotes containing the word platonic:

    So the Platonic Year
    Whirls out new right and wrong,
    Whirls in the old instead;
    All men are dancers and their tread
    Goes to the barbarous clangour of a gong.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Odour of blood when Christ was slain
    Made all Platonic tolerance vain
    And vain all Doric discipline.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The exercise of letters is sometimes linked to the ambition to contruct an absolute book, a book of books that includes the others like a Platonic archetype, an object whose virtues are not diminished by the passage of time.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)