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Plato's influence on Western culture was so profound that several different concepts are linked by being called "platonic" or Platonist, for accepting some assumptions of Platonism, but which do not imply acceptance of that philosophy as a whole.
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
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