Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Philosophical tidbit #4
Has anybody looked into the relationships between Spinoza's thought and current cosmological theories about the multiverse? Such as the relationship between the claim that "from the necessity of the divine nature there must follow infinite things in infinite ways" (Ethics, Pr. 16, I) and the idea that "all that can occur, occurs" (as paraphrased by George FR Ellis in his 2008 paper "Issues in the Philosophy of Cosmology").