Conceptual Challenges on the Road to the Multiverse


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Alonso Serrano, Ana and Jannes, Gil (2019) Conceptual Challenges on the Road to the Multiverse. Universe, 5 (10). p. 212. ISSN 2218-1997

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The current debate about a possible change of paradigm from a single universe to a multiverse scenario could have deep implications on our view of cosmology and of science in general. These implications therefore deserve to be analyzed from a fundamental conceptual level. We briefly review the different multiverse ideas, both historically and within contemporary physics. We then discuss several positions within philosophy of science with regard to scientific progress, and apply these to the multiverse debate. Finally, we construct some key concepts for a physical multiverse scenario and discuss the challenges this scenario has to deal with in order to provide a solid, testable theory.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Multiverse; Physical multiverse; Philosophy of science; Empirical testability; Falsifiability; Bayesian analysis; Fine-tuning
Subjects:Sciences > Statistics
ID Code:63237
Deposited On:18 Dec 2020 09:17
Last Modified:21 Dec 2020 09:12

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