A Model of the Universe

A Model of the Universe : Space-Time, Probability, and Decision

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Storrs McCall presents an original philosophical theory of the nature of the universe based on a striking new model of its space-time structure. He shows how his model illuminates a broad range of subjects, including causation, probability, quantum mechanics, identity, and free will, and argues that the fact that the model throws light on such a large number of problems constitutes strong evidence that the universe is as the model portrays it.
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21mm | 584g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures
  • 0198236220
  • 9780198236221

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Storrs McCall presents an original philosophical theory of the nature of the universe based on a striking new model of its space- time structure. He shows how his model illuminates a broad range of subjects, including causation, probability, quantum mechanics, identity, and free will, and argues that the fact that the model throws light on such a large number of problems constitutes strong evidence that the universe is as the model portrays it.
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`the most coherent and fully worked-out account of the universe that takes seriously indeterminism and the dynamic nature of time ... McCall's branching-tree model is the best alternative version yet to be produced ... his discussion of quantum mechanics is well-informed and illuminating ... clear, well-argued and accessible ... It is a must for every philosophical library, and any philosopher who is serious about metaphysics or interested in contemporary topics
in philosophical logic.' * J.R. Lucas, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science *
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