FAQ

What is Infinitism?

Infinitism is a religion and an ideology that is centered around humanity's unbounded potential and the continuation of the infinite game of human civilization.

How is Infinitism a religion?

If people begin to see infinitism as their primary ideology, then it may come to be considered a religion.

Who are the key philosophers behind Infinitism?

Infinitism is primarily based on the writings of David Deutsch and heavily influenced by the writings of Charles Sanders Pierce, Karl Popper, and Thomas Kuhn.

Who writes the content for infinitism?

Hi, my name is Ryan Shea and I am the author behind infinitism dot com. I am not a philosopher. I merely repackage the philosophies of some of the greatest philosophers of our time.

Who inspired this exploration into infinitism?

This exploration first started many years ago with my exposure to Popper, Kuhn, Deutsch and Peirce, and it grew from there.

I first read Karl Popper in a class on epistemology at Princeton.

Later, I was introduced to Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Melanie Shapiro and introduced to David Deutsch's "The Beginning of Infinity" by Albert Wenger.

I was eventually inspired to dive deeper into "The Beginning of Infinity" by Naval Ravikant's collaboration with Brett Hall, and this coincided with my exploration into epistemology in a community called Praxis, where I was introduced to Charles Sanders Peirce by Suehiko Ono.

Through continued discussions in the Praxis community, I realized that my perspective of the world closely followed that of Deutsch and his predecessors, plus had some additional elements that were compatible with and stemmed from the core epistemology.

This led me to write my own description of what I thought was an evolving ideology, largely defined by Peirce, Popper, Kuhn, and Deutsch - infinitism.

Who are the antagonists of Infinitism?

Postmodernists, deconstructionists, logical positivists, revelationists.

Why do this?

We write this in the hope that it may serve as a good inspiration for humanity.