Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, author of Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything
"John Spencer's Eternal Law is the best exposition I have ever read of the genuine foundations of contemporary science in timeless philosophy. Should be read by every philosopher, and person interested in science and in philosophy, who questions the reality and the wholeness of the world investigated by contemporary science." - 2015
Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, author of The Road to Reality
Professor of Particle Physics, University of Delaware, author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith
"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."
Distinguished Professor of Physical Chemistry (emeritus), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, author of Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live
"The new physics has revealed a congruence of the mental and the physical and of the spiritual and the rational, which is so difficult to accept that it amounts to a metamorphosis of our consciousness. In this process John Spencer's book is a much needed guide that explains challenging concepts of physics and philosophy in a competent, inspired and easily understandable way. "The Eternal Law" will be of immense value to teachers in both the sciences and the humanities, and to everybody who wants to live with an enlightened understanding of the world."
Regius Professor of Greek (Emeritus), Trinity College Dublin, author of The Middle Platonists: 80 B.C. to A.D. 220
"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."
Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University (retired), former Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, President of the International Transpersonal Association, author of Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism
"Spencer takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the terrain where quantum physics, mysticism and philosophy meet. Profound challenges are addressed in highly accessible ways, and Spencer guides the reader through the complexities of his topic with remarkable clarity. This is a work for the interested general reader who wants to understand how ancient philosophical ideas resonate with the latest discoveries in science. Spencer's vision enlivens the human quest to find meaning and purpose in our world. A highly accessible, informative and profoundly stimulating book."
Ministry of Justice, UK
"I can honestly say "I love this book". It appealed to both the scientist and the philosopher in me, and should be compulsory reading for anyone who thinks they know anything."
Chairman of the Prometheus Trust, author of The Seven Myths of the Soul
"The poison of anti-realism has been dripped into the ear of modern humanity for too long, bringing with it a curious fever of body and lethargy of mind: ''The Eternal Law' is an antidote of the finest potency. The author exposes the fatal contradiction at the heart of anti-realism with such ruthless clarity that I strongly suspect anyone trying to defend it after this will only succeed in further demonstrating its absurdity."
Professor of Philosophy, Golden West College (retired), Korean Buddhist Dharma Successor, co-author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems With Its Validation
"Reading his work is, at first, like listening-in on conversations with the major thinkers of philosophy and Quantum physics discussing the significance of this new and dramatic turn in science and then coming to realize that you are being lead to the surprising realization that, indeed, every recourse to systems of philosophy rather than the Platonic system will lack the scope and precision necessary to understand the depth of this profound Quantum turn in science."
Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University
"John Spencer's THE ETERNAL LAW offers a spirited challenge to the claims and widespread influence of anti-realism, insisting on key connections between modern physics and ancient philosophy, particularly Platonism, while reminding us that the theoretical and metaphysical foundations of physics have always aimed at unity, simplicity and beauty. Accessible to non-specialists, this richly interdisciplinary book remains highly relevant to philosophers, classicists, physicists, and historians of science."
Research Engineer, Institut Lumière Matière (UCBL-CNRS), Université de Lyon
"The Eternal Law is comprehensible to a general reader who is not well read in philosophy or in the subtle nuances of cutting edge theoretical physics. As an experimental scientist, I found it to be a real eye-opener regarding the misunderstandings and misinterpretations of modern physics that persist among various academic disciplines."
History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King's College
"This robust defence of ancient thought, objective truth and metaphysical realism also provides along the way a most valuable education in philosophy, philosophy of science and the history of science. Whether or not they agree with the author's conclusions, specialists and non-specialists alike will be rewarded by engaging with this important and wonderfully interdisciplinary book."
Retired Professor of French Studies, Dalhousie University
"…Spencer's book is situated at the intersection of science, ancient philosophy and spirituality….[He] conjoins Platonism and Neo-Platonism with quantum physics in order to demonstrate that many of the great scientific luminaries throughout history and up through Einstein, Bohr, Gödel, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others were deeply indebted to Plato's One Truth as the explanatory hierarchy underlying all being. Spencer has a remarkable command of three vast disciplines which he delivers to the reader with stunning clarity….I am grateful for this journey he has taken me on and I encourage readers to follow the same path."
Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool
"Essential reading for anyone engaged with modern science or late antique philosophy – and also anyone who wishes a better personal understanding of reality."
Department of Physics, University of Liverpool (retired)
"Reading this work helped me to understand physics better."
Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University
"Highly distinctive…original…intellectually committed…should do much to shake and dislodge these complacently orthodox habits of mind [in academic philosophy]."
Department of Physics, University of Liverpool
"Will be of direct interest to scientists who want to engage with fundamental issues, as well as to philosophers…original and incisive, and notable for its clear presentation of difficult issues."
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion, University of Bristol
"Highly provocative…original…sure to stir up very lively debate."
Chief evangelist of Canva and Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador
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Author of The Little Red Book of Selling
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Top Angel Investor With 60+Companies portfolio
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Director, MS in Technology Ventures, Carnegie Mellon University
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Technology Strategist & Master Inventor
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VP Emerging Trends & Technology, POP
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Business Innovator, International Speaker, Author of WSJ Bestselling book Think Like Zuck
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President & CEO of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University and Founder of the Einstein Legacy Project
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Executive Director, AIGA, the professional association for design, Co-founder, Think Remarkable and Co-founder, Innovation Excellence
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Author of True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make
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Author of Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career and Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Wells Fargo
"I've always lived my life with the belief that it's about the journey, not the destination. In her new book, Ayelet artfully illuminates a bold vision forward on our journey to corporate sanity. By weaving her brilliant concepts with inspiring stories from a number of outstanding leaders, she masterfully points out the need for all of us to stop and look at ourselves in the mirror so we can reflect on where we are on life's journey and recalculate where we need to go next. A fantastic and engaging read!"