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Our Mathematical Universe?

Butterfield, Jeremy (2014) Our Mathematical Universe? The Mathematics Millennium Project (U.K.), Cambridge, U.K..

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This is a discussion of some themes in Max Tegmark’s recent book, Our Mathematical Universe. It was written as a review for Plus Magazine, the online magazine of the UK’s national mathematics education and outreach project, the Mathematics Millennium Project (http://plus.maths.org/content/). Since some of the discussion---about symmetry breaking, and Pythagoreanism in the philosophy of mathematics---went beyond reviewing Tegmark’s book, the material was divided into three online articles. This version combines those three articles, and adds some other material, in particular a brief defence of quidditism about properties. It also adds some references, to other Plus articles as well as academic articles. But it retains the informal style of Plus.


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Butterfield, Jeremyjb56@cam.ac.uk
Keywords: inflationary cosmology, multiverse, varying constants, Everettian interpretation, Pythagoreanism, quidditism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Jeremy Butterfield
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 14:30
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2014 13:33
Item ID: 10760
Journal or Publication Title: Plus Magazine (online journal of the Mathematics Millennium Project)
Publisher: The Mathematics Millennium Project (U.K.)
Official URL: http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-univers...
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10760

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