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How “Neo-Platonism” gave Plato a bad name

Pictured from left to right in a detail from Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Zachariah in the Temple are Marsilio Ficino, Cristoforo Landino, Angelo Poliziano, and Demetrios Chalkondyles.

By Karel Vereycken, November 2005

After many years of laziness, I decided to study more closely a “black hole” in our epistemological clarity: the great fog [...]