What is another word for platonic?

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[ platˈɒnɪk], [ platˈɒnɪk], [ p_l_a_t_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k]

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How to use "Platonic" in context?

Plato believed in the virtues of love and friendship, which he termed "the best of all goods." He thought that by exercising these virtues we could reach a higher level of intelligence and wisdom. He believed that the highest form of love was the love of wisdom. To achieve this sort of love, he thought that we had to rid ourselves of our instinctual desires and instead focus on the pursuit of wisdom.

He thought that love and friendship were the best means of developing these virtues. He believed that if we loved someone we would want them to flourish in both their intellectual and physical abilities.

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