Have humans lived in a pluriverse of worlds? No, they haven’t

[image: enslaved Egyptian prisoners, wallpainting in a grave at Thebes (Wikimedia); this is essay #320 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

“In the modern West, we take it for granted that reality is an objectively knowable material world. From a young age, we are taught to visualize it as a vast abstract space full of free-standing objects that all obey timeless universal laws of science and nature. But a very different picture of reality is now emerging from new currents of thought in fields like history, anthropology…