Eric Steinhart


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I'm working on a new book, Ritual Kindles Vision: A Platonic Framework for Modern Paganism.. It's very richly illustrated, both with line art and with color images produced by the AI Stable Diffusion.

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Get Atheistic Platonism.

Atheistic Platonism is an alternative to both theism and nihilistic atheism. Where atheisms based on materialism fail, atheisms based on Platonism succeed.

Atheistic Platonism provides reality with foundations that are eternal, necessary, rational, beautiful, and utterly mindless. It argues for a plenitude of mathematical objects, and an infinite plurality of possible universes.

Atheistic Platonism provides mindless rational grounds for objective values, and for objective moral laws for the persons who evolve in universes.

Atheistic Platonism defines a meaningful and spiritually deep way of life, which facilitates ethical self-improvement.

Atheistic Platonism includes computational theories of life after death, in which humans ascend through transhuman and superhuman degrees of animal excellence.

Atheistic Platonism includes a rich system of spiritual symbols. It values transformational practices and ecstatic experiences.

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Religious Naturalism

Graham Oppy and myself discuss religious naturalism, on Joe Schmid's Majesty of Reason channel.

Spiritual Naturalism and Psychedelics

In this lecture for the Mind Foundation, I talk about developing a naturalistic version of the "joyous cosmology", and using it to interpret psychedelic experiences without supernaturalism.

Get Believing in Dawkins.

The atheism of Richard Dawkins has been attacked by many theists; yet it has not been defended by atheists. I am an atheist and I will defend Dawkinsian atheism. Believing in Dawkins entirely ignores God.

The present task for atheists and naturalists is to build a positive culture, one in which people can live fulfilling lives. Believing in Dawkins focuses on building new naturalistic cultures that are aesthetically, emotionally, morally, and spiritually rich and satisfying. Theism has hijacked our most valuable concepts and practices, and it's time to reclaim them. Believing in Dawkins begins this reclaiming.

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The Spookiest Naturalist!

A conversation on atheistic Platonism with John Buck and Craig Reed. We get into lots of great stuff here!

Urban Paganism Podcast

A conversation on urban paganism with Mark Green and the folks at the Wonder: Science-Based Paganism.

Atheistic Platonism

Joe Schmid talks with me about Atheistic Platonism on his great Majesty of Reason Podcast.

Atheistic Platonism on Majesty of Reason

Believing in Dawkins

Daniel Lev Shkolnik talks with me about Believing in Dawkins on his great Re-Enchantment Podcast.

Believing in Dawkins on Re-Enchantment

Should atheists be pagans?

Micah and Joe interview me about building positive naturalistic cultures on their wonderful Crusade Against Ignorance Podcast.

Religious naturalism and spirituality

Atheistic Mysticism

Daniel Lev Shkolnik talks with me about atheistic mysticism on his great Re-Enchantment Podcast.

Atheistic Mysticism on Re-Enchantment

Dualist Inquiry - "Life Forms" with my voice.

Sahej Bakshi, who records as "Dualist Inquiry", has used my Game of Life video narration on his new album! And it's lovely music!

Listen to "Life Forms"

Theism Atheism Paganism

David Ross has interviewed me for his excellent podcast "Catholic versus Someone". He's the Catholic, I'm the Someone.

Listen to our discussion!

David Ross's podcast.

Spirituality without Religion

Stefani Ruper has interviewed me for her fantastic new podcast and video series "The Meaning of Everything". "Stefani chats with philosopher Eric Steinhart who believes you can have wonder, morality, spirituality, and even immortality without God."

Watch the video of our discussion!

Stefani Ruper's website.

Your Digital Afterlives

Computational Theories of Life After Death

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Review of Your Digital Afterlives by Lincoln Cannon

Steinhart interviewed by SpaceTimeMind

Steinhart interviewed on New Books in Philosophy

Steinhart article at IEET

Our digital technologies have inspired new ways of thinking about old religious topics. Digitalists include computer scientists, transhumanists, singularitarians, and futurists. Digitalists have worked out novel and entirely naturalistic ways of thinking about bodies, minds, souls, universes, gods, and life after death. Your Digital Afterlives starts with three digitalist theories of life after death. It examines personality capture, body uploading, and promotion to higher levels of simulation. It then examines the idea that reality itself is ultimately a system of self-surpassing computations. On that view, you will have infinitely many digital lives across infinitely many digital worlds. Your Digital Afterlives looks at superhuman bodies and infinite bodies. Thinking of nature in purely computational terms has the potential to radically and positively change our understanding of life after death.

Steinhart interviewed on 3AM Magazine.

The Span of Infinity

Recorded at The Helix Center, New York City

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The Span of Infinity is a roundtable discussion of infinity, involving the philosopher Eric Steinhart, the mathematician Joel Hamkins, and the physicists Charles Liu and Alfred Goldhaber.

Closer To Truth

Cosmos Consciousness God

Video interviews of Steinhart on Closer to Truth

  • Is the Soul Immortal?
  • Alternative Concepts of God (Part 2
  • Alternative Concepts of God (Part 1)
  • Is Life After Death Possible?
  • What Things are Real?
  • Is Atheism a New Faith?
  • What is in a Resurrection?
  • Does God's Infinity Make Sense?

The Singularity Hypothesis

A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment

Editors: A. H. Eden, J. Moor, J. Soraker, E. Steinhart.

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The Singularity Hypothesis is a book about the technological singularity. It contains essays that carefully and critically evaluate, both scientifically and philosophically, the hypothesis that accelerating technology will radically transform our lives.

More Precisely

The Math You Need to do Philosophy

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More Precisely is a mathematics book that's designed to meet the needs of philosophers. It teaches you the mathematical concepts you need to do philosophy today. The concepts are illustrated with many classical and recent philosophical examples. More Precisely is math for philosophers. It is not a logic book and it does not deal with philosophy of mathematics. More Precisely is an introductory book. It teaches you set theory, probability, and many other mathematical concepts. More Precisely is illustrated with many examples taken from many branches of philosophy - including metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophy of religion.

I'm hard at work on all sorts of intriguing projects - stay tuned!