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A Brief Introduction to N-universes

Franceschi, Paul (2007) A Brief Introduction to N-universes. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I describe in this paper the basic elements of the n-universes, a methodological tool originally introduced in Franceschi (2001) in the context of the study of Goodman's paradox. As the n-universes can be used in wide-ranging applications, such as thought experiments, I describe them from an essentially pragmatic standpoint, i.e. by describing accurately the step-by-step process which leads to a given modelisation.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:n-universes, thought experiment, time, space, Occam's razor
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:5511
Deposited By:Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:26 Apr 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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Franceschi, Paul. 2001. A Solution to Goodman's paradox, Une solution pour le paradoxe de Goodman, Dialogue 40: 99-123, cogprints.org/2176/, English translation.

Franceschi, Paul. 2002. Une application des n-univers à l'argument de l'Apocalypse et au paradoxe de Goodman, doctoral dissertation, Corté: University of Corsica, http://www.univ-corse.fr/~franceschi/index-fr.htm.

Leslie, John. 1996. The End of the World: the science and ethics of human extinction, London: Routledge.

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