Atheistic Platonism

Beyond Theism and Nihilism

Table of Contents

Twilight Atheism

  • 1. A Cave Filled with Shadows
  • 2. Twilight Atheism
  • 3. The Meaning and Purpose of Life
  • 4. Objective Moral Laws and Values
  • 5. Cosmological Explanations
  • 6. Possible Universes and Abstract Objects
  • 7. Souls and Life after Death
  • 8. Platonic Atheology
  • 9. Beyond Twilight Atheism

Laws and Kings

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theistic and Non-Theistic Deities
  • 3. The Laws of Logic
  • 4. The Laws of Mathematics
  • 5. The Laws of Physicality
  • 6. The Laws of Morality
  • 7. The Laws are above all Persons
  • 8. The Laws Redeem All Persons
  • 9. The Law is Divine
  • 10. Against Idolatry

Class-Theoretic Platonism

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Anti-Dualist Arguments
  • 3. The Virtue Arguments
  • 4. The Historical Arguments
  • 5. The Complexity Arguments
  • 6. The Construction Argument
  • 7. The Logical Arguments
  • 8. The Difference Between the Concrete and the Abstract
  • 9. The Creative Power of the Good

The Structure of Being

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Platonic Zero: Self-Negation of Non-Being
  • 3. The Platonic One: Being-Itself
  • 4. The Negative Policy of Being-Itself
  • 5. The Positive Policy of Being-Itself
  • 6. The Surpassable Sciences of Being
  • 7. The Maximal Expressivity of Being-Itself
  • 8. The Finitary Policy of Being-Itself
  • 9. The Extensions of the Policies of Being-Itself
  • 10. The Unsurpassable Science of Being
  • 11. The Modal Library
  • 12. The Optimal Library
  • 13. From Consistency to Rationality
  • 14. The Animation of the Optimal Library

Axiology

  • 1. The Directionality Argument
  • 2. The Intrinsic Values of Sets
  • 3. Intrinsic Values of Physical Things
  • 4. The Emergence of Simple Physical Things
  • 5. The Emergence of Wholes
  • 6. The Thermodynamics of Self-Organization
  • 7. Normative Functions in Self-Regenerating Systems
  • 8. Cells and Organisms
  • 9. Cooperative Relations among Organisms
  • 10. Societies of Complex Organisms
  • 11. Our Universe

Platonism as a Way of Life

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Ascending the Great Chain
  • 3. Platonism and Patternism
  • 4. The Degrees of Materiality
  • 5. The Purification of Patterns
  • 6. Strategies for Purifying Patterns
  • 7. The Iterative Method of Purification
  • 8. Purification is Reprogramming the Body
  • 9. Lifting Yourself up by Your Own Bootstraps
  • 10. Do-It-Yourself Transfigurations
  • 11. Gaining Superhuman Virtue

Theurgy and Transhumanism

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theurgy and Transhumanism Share Metaphysics
  • 3. Theurgy and Transhumanism Share Goals
  • 4. Theurgy and Transhumanism Share Methods
  • 5. Transhumanist Counterparts of Theurgic Practices
  • 6. Conclusion

Multiverse Rebirth

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Libraries of Universes
  • 3. The Growth of Complexity
  • 4. Multiverse Reincarnation
  • 5. The Soul is a Self-Moving Number
  • 6. Progressive Karma
  • 8. The Plotinian Higher Universe
  • 9. Your Tree of Lives
  • 10. Earlier Universes Generate Later Universes

To Call a World Tree

  • 1. Casting a Circle of Reasoning
  • 2. The Zero: Non-Being
  • 3. The One: Being-Itself
  • 4. The Two: The Self-Congruency of Being-Itself
  • 5. The Many: The Structure of Beings
  • 6. The Sun Illuminates the Earth
  • 7. The Tree of Universes
  • 8. The Andreton and the Gyneton
  • 9. Opening the Circle of Reasoning

Atheistic Mysticism

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Eleven Atheistic Mystical Experiences
  • 3. The Five Themes in Atheistic Mysticism
  • 4. Atheistic Mysticism and Relational Structure
  • 5. Atheistic Mysticism and Ego Dissolution
  • 6. Atheistic Mysticism and the Good
  • 7. Conclusion

References

Index