Multiverse Theories

A Philosophical Perspective
 
 
Cambridge University Press
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  • 220 Seiten
978-1-108-48712-2 (ISBN)
 
At the intersection of physics and philosophy of science, this book outlines the philosophical challenge to theoretical physics in a measured, well-grounded manner. Cosmologists, high energy physicists, and philosophers including graduate students and researchers will find a systematic exploration of such questions in this important book.
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Simon Friederich is associate professor of Philosophy of Science at Groningen University and holds PhDs in both physics and philosophy. His work on multiverse theories was supported by a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
Preface; Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Introduction; 2. The fine-tuning considerations; 3. Fine-tuning for life and design; Part II. Fine-tuning for Life and the Multiverse: 4. The standard fine-tuning argument; 5. Problems with priors; 6. A new fine-tuning argument; Part III. Testing Multiverse Theories: 7. Testing multiverse theories: approach; 8. Approaching practice; 9. Puzzles of self-locating belief; Part IV. Wider Still and Wilder: 10. Other multiverses; 11. Outlook; References; Subject index; Author index.

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