The Sphere with Many Faces


Clark, SRL (2016) The Sphere with Many Faces. Dionysius, 34 (Decemb). 8 - 26. ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Though there are powerful arguments for a unifying, ‘monotheistic’, philosophy, we must in practice acknowledge that we have no grand unified theory, in cosmology, ethics, politics or religion. We have no idea what the One might be, and many warnings against presuming that we do. Pluralism has political roots, and psychological aspects: better that there are many authorities both in the state and in the human soul. It is even possible that there are many powers, deserving a little the title ‘gods’, in a macrocosmic reality: the very attempt to avoid the argument from ‘fine tuning’, for example, so multiplies the number of real alternate worlds as to make it almost certain that there are such gods, who might very well have a say in our cosmology, our history and our very selves.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polytheism, pluralism, Plotinus
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 06:38
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2018 00:10
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3022528

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