In the last stage of Greek philosophy the eclectic spirit produced remarkable results outside the philosophies of those properly called eclectics.
In philosophy there has been a remarkable increase of activity, partly assimilative or eclectic and partly original.
In the matter of Universals, Duns was more of a realist and less of an eclectic than Aquinas.
And yet Neoplatonism cannot be described as an eclectic system, in the ordinary sense of the word.
Each case must be considered on its merits; and the critic's procedure must of necessity be "eclectic" - an epithet often used with a tinge of reproach, the ground for which it is not easy to discover.
He is not a systematic thinker, but is too much affected by the eclectic notion of reconciling all philosophies.
Scepticism as to the divine origin of the Koran led him to seek the true religion in an eclectic system.
For Cousin was as eclectic in thought and habit of mind as he was in philosophical principle and system.
It is in practical affairs that the eclectic or undogmatic spirit is most valuable, and also least dangerous.
In the 19th century the term "eclectic" came to be applied specially to a number of French philosophers who differed considerably from one another.
He was the mythic founder of a religious school or sect, with a code of rules of life, a mystic eclectic theology, a system of purificatory and expiatory rites, and peculiar mysteries.