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Introduction: How to Avoid the G-Word

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter presents the book’s fourfold task, which consists of providing a historical account of the workings of multiple-world cosmologies; outlining contemporary standards of the ... More


Ascending to the Ultimate Multiverse

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the possible existence of a multiverse, which stemmed from Hugh Everett’s Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. According to the law of quantum mechanics, a ... More


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