Techno-Theurgy

The Neoplatonic Core of Transhumanism

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction

  • 1. A Historical Chain
  • 2. Theurgy Survives in Transhumanism
  • 3. Some Theurgic Practices Modernized
  • 4. On the Divinization of Matter
  • 5. Transhumanism as Techno-Theurgy

2. The Platonic Sky

  • 1. Mathematical Metaphysics
  • 2. Starting with Zero
  • 3. The Self-Surpassing of Numbers
  • 4. The Vertical Axis
  • 5. The Ordinal Numbers
  • 6. The Elevations of Pure Sets
  • 7. The Combinatorial Sky
  • 8. The Iterative Hierarchy of Sets
  • 9. The Forms of Things
  • 10. The Numbers of Things
  • 11. How Concrete Things Instantiate Forms
  • 12. How Forms have Properties

3. The Truth of the Good

  • 1. Possibility
  • 2. From Sets to Universes
  • 3. The Modal Library
  • 4. The Optimal Library
  • 5. The Plateaus on the Holy Mountain
  • 6. The Truth of the Best Proposition
  • 7. The Good Emanates the World
  • 8. Spiritual but not Religious
  • 9. From the Sun to the Earth
  • 10. The Emergence of Spirit
  • 11. Overcoming Noisy Materiality

4. The Evolution of Universes

  • 1. The Root of All Things
  • 2. The Logical Anatomy of Alpha
  • 3. How Alpha Begets its Successor
  • 4. The Evolution of Primitive Universes
  • 5. Spirit Flows through All Things
  • 6. The Evolution of Spiritual Universes
  • 7. The Spirituality of Extropian Universes
  • 8. The Evolution of Extropian Universes
  • 9. The Triumph of Goodness over Evil
  • 10. The Evolution of Hominid Universes
  • 11. The Evolution of Human Universes
  • 12. The Evolution of Transhuman Universes
  • 13. The Evolution of Superphysical Universes

5. The Natural History of Spirit

  • 1. The Concept of Spirit
  • 2. Climbing the Holy Mountain
  • 3. Crossing the Biological Threshold
  • 4. Crossing the Rational Threshold
  • 5. Crossing the Paleospiritual Threshold
  • 6. The Paleospiritual Societies
  • 7. Crossing the Mesospiritual Threshold
  • 8. The Mesospiritual Societies
  • 9. Crossing the Neospiritual Threshold
  • 10. Crossing the Superspiritual Thresholds
  • 11. The Omnispiritual Age

6. On the Revisions of Things

  • 1. Two More Arguments
  • 2. The Argument for Self-Surpassing
  • 3. Better Parts Inhabit Better Wholes
  • 4. The Improvements of Things
  • 5. How Things Contain Matter
  • 6. The Argument for Spirit
  • 7. How Optimization Permits Conflicts
  • 8. Some Illustrations of Emergent Conflict
  • 9. From Reincarnation to Rebirth
  • 10. From Ancient to Modern Apotheosis
  • 11. Clarifying the Matter in Your Body
  • 12. Conflicts Internal to Bodies

7. Practical Transhumanism

  • 1. Work on Your Statue
  • 2. How to be a Modern Neoplatonist
  • 3. From the Good to Evolution
  • 4. Naturalized Neoplatonism
  • 5. Solving Your Design Problems
  • 6. On Physiological Transfiguration
  • 7. The Experimental Way of Life
  • 8. The Spirituality of Lifehacking
  • 9. On the Idealization of Human Bodies
  • 10. The Maximal Diversity of Ideal Humans

8. Hacking Your Life

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Goodness Shines through Molecular Networks
  • 3. Hacking Molecular Networks
  • 4. Goodness Shines through Neural Networks
  • 5. Hacking Neural Networks
  • 6. Goodness Shines through Organismic Networks
  • 7. Hacking Organismic Networks
  • 8. Goodness Shines through Dyadic Networks
  • 9. Hacking the Dyadic Network
  • 10. Goodness Shines through Familial Networks
  • 11. Hacking Familial Networks

9. Hacking Your Society

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Heights of the Moral Landscape
  • 3. The Axiological Qualities of Societies
  • 4. Hacking the Symptoms of Social Dysfunctions
  • 5. Encoding Social Policies in Algorithms
  • 6. Hacking the Causes of Social Dysfunctions
  • 7. Darwinian Social Optimization
  • 8. The Spiritual Lives of Societies
  • 9. Hacking the Species
  • 10. Hacking the Earthly Ecosystem
  • 11. Hacking the Solar System
  • 12. Hacking the Universe
  • 13. Hacking the Transfinite

10. Conclusion

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