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Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology

John Leslie


This book develops a Platonic creation story. The cosmos exists just because of the ethical need for it. We, and all the intricate structures of our universe, exist as intricately structured thoughts in a divine mind that knows everything worth knowing. There could also be infinitely many other universes in this mind, and after death we might explore the wonders of its knowledge. Minds of the same kind could exist in infinite number. This book unfolds a view of the nature of the universe. This view is unusual, but rich in philosophical inspiration and suggestion. Over the last three decades th ... More

Keywords: Platonic creation, cosmos, ethical need, divine mind, minds, infinite, universe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Leslie, author
University Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph, Canada

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