Atheistic Platonism

Beyond Theism and Nihilism

Table of Contents

1. 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

2. Class-Theoretic Platonism

  • 1. The Tree of Forms
  • 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. From the Abstract to the Concrete
  • 9. The Selective Power of the Good

3. The Structure of Being

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

4. Axiology

  • 1. The Directionality Argument
  • 2. The Laws of Logic
  • 3. The Intrinsic Values of Structures
  • 4. Sequences of Self-Surpassing Sets
  • 5. The First Universes
  • 6. The Emergence of Simple Physical Things
  • 7. The Emergence of Wholes
  • 8. From Particles to Molecules
  • 9. The Thermodynamics of Self-Organization
  • 10. Normative Functions in Self-Regenerating Systems
  • 11. Cells and Organisms
  • 12. Cooperative Relations among Organisms
  • 13. Societies of Complex Organisms
  • 14. Our Universe

5. Platonism as a Way of Life

  • 1. To Become Divine
  • 2. The Ascent of the Soul
  • 3. Degrees of Functional Excellence
  • 4. Matter is Impairment
  • 5. Strategies for Transfiguring Souls
  • 6. The Iterative Method of Transfiguration
  • 7. Transfiguration is Reprogramming the Body
  • 8. Lifting Yourself up by Your Own Bootstraps
  • 9. Do-It-Yourself Transfigurations
  • 10. Gaining Superhuman Virtue
  • 11. Technologies of Ecstasy

6. Theurgy and Transhumanism

  • 1. Techno-Theurgy
  • 2. They Share Metaphysics
  • 3. They Share Goals
  • 4. They Share Methods
  • 5. Theurgic Practices Reborn
  • 6. Conclusion

7. Multiverse Rebirth

  • 1. Bodies beyond Bodies
  • 2. The Libraries of Universes
  • 3. The Growth of Complexity
  • 4. Multiverse Reincarnation
  • 5. The Soul is a Self-Moving Number
  • 6. Progressive Karma
  • 7. The Plotinian Higher Universe
  • 8. Your Tree of Lives
  • 9. Universes Beget Universes

8. 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

9. 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