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5844Re: [neoplatonism] The Eternal Law

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  • Ryan Haecker
    Nov 8, 2012
      Thank you for the recommendation.

      On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Tim Addey <tim@...> wrote:

      > **
      > I'm sure members of this yahoo group will be interested to hear of the
      > publication of John Spencer's 'The Eternal Law, Ancient Greek
      > Philosophy, Modern Physics and Ultimate Reality' (Param Media,
      > Vancouver, 2012). The book sets out to show that the basis of modern
      > science - especially theoretical physics and its accompanying
      > mathematics - is essentially Platonic: not only that, but that
      > theoretical physicists have been much more supportive of Platonic (and
      > neoplatonic) metaphysics than most modern mainstream philosophers. The
      > book meets head-on in the most uncompromising terms the widespread but
      > flawed worldview of the anti-realists - as such it should be welcomed by
      > those who think that whatever advances humankind has made since the
      > closure of the Athenian academy, it has lost sight of an all-important
      > understanding of the nature of intelligible reality.
      > It's now available from all the usual booksellers (as well as from the
      > Prometheus Trust website). Below are a few endorsements from respected
      > figures from both ends of the spectrum - modern physicists and students
      > of ancient philosophy.
      > Reality bites back!
      > Tim Addey
      > "I found John Spencer's "The Eternal Law" to be enormously refreshing;
      > for here we have someone willing to speak out forcefully in favour of
      > Platonic ideals lying at the roots of modern science." Sir Roger
      > Penrose (OM FRS) Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics,
      > Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, author of /The Road to
      > Reality./
      > "This book gives a spirited defence of the continuing importance of
      > Platonic philosophy. The author shows how Pythagorean and Platonic ideas
      > influenced the thinking of the creators of modern science, from Kepler
      > in the seventeenth century to the founders of quantum mechanics in the
      > twentieth." Dr. Stephen M. Barr, Professor of Particle Physics,
      > University of Delaware, author of /Modern Physics and Ancient Faith/
      > "This is an exciting and thought-provoking book from a young scholar
      > whose base is in the philosophical foundations of quantum physics, but
      > who has gone on as well to master the whole philosophical tradition,
      > particularly that of Platonism, to bring us a wide-ranging study of the
      > parameters of reality. All of us can learn from it." Dr. John Dillon
      > (who needs no introduction on this group, I think).
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      Ryan Haecker
      Phone: 1-210-846-8434

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