In the last stage of Greek philosophy the eclectic spirit produced remarkable results outside the philosophies of those properly called eclectics.
In the matter of Universals, Duns was more of a realist and less of an eclectic than Aquinas.
In philosophy there has been a remarkable increase of activity, partly assimilative or eclectic and partly original.
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.