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Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.
platonic love - a love in which there is no sexual desire.
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Boeder explains why Greek thought must be understood in terms of its historical circumstances and how it comes to organize itself in two main forms, Platonic dialectic and Aristotelian metaphysics.
Transposing the Platonic dialectics of the Cave Allegory into the domain of discourse, Denys the Areopagite (= pseudo-Denys = pseudo-Dionysius) bequeathed to a mystical theology based on the central metaphors of these sources a set of terms that largely controls discussion of the issues.