Eric Steinhart (Professor of Philosophy, William Patterson University, USA)
Location: Room GA03, Metallurgy and Materials Building, University of Birmingham
Date:Tuesday 11th February 2014 (17:00-18:30)
Popular reincarnation theories are inconsistent with our best science. But reincarnation can be naturalized. Following Aristotle, the soul is the form of the body; the soul is to the body as software to hardware. Souls are programs run by lives. Every soul defines a collection of abstract lives. The laws of karma transform lives into lives. Distinct lives inhabit distinct universes: you will be reincarnated in many other universes. Thus every earthly life occupies an infinitely ramified tree of lives. An argument from the rationality of nature supports this patternist reincarnation theory.
Public lecture - everyone welcome