David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
One conceptual question has been puzzling people for a long time: As the observable universe has been expanding, what has it been expanding into and where did it come from? In this essay I will combine the two questions above to one: What is the Total Universe? I will begin attempt to develop such a description by examining the linguistic human limitations because I believe that this language barrier between our evolved language and a description of the total universe can be surmounted. The basis of this approach is the assumption that a universe would be total if it could be described without logical contradiction in infinities or zero-values.
|Keywords||Origin of the Cosmos Philosophy of Cosmology Universe|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dan Dennis (2011). Evil, Fine-Tuning and the Creation of the Universe. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (2):139-145.
Christopher Potter (2009). You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe. Harpercollins Publishers.
John Leslie (1989). Universes. Routledge.
Jan M. Greben (2010). The Role of Energy Conservation and Vacuum Energy in the Evolution of the Universe. Foundations of Science 15 (2):153-176.
Victor J. Stenger (2006). A Scenario for a Natural Origin of Our Universe Using a Mathematical Model Based on Established Physics and Cosmology. Philo 9 (2):93-102.
James W. Mcallister (1999). Universal Regularities and Initial Conditions in Newtonian Physics. Synthese 120 (3):325-343.
William Lane Craig (2009). Vilenkin's Cosmic Vision. Philosophia Christi 11 (1):231 - 238.
Neil Manson (2003). Fine-Tuning, Multiple Universes, and the 'This Universe' Objection. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (1):67 - 83.
John Leslie (2001). Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology. Oxford University Press.
Hans Halvorson (forthcoming). Theism and Physical Cosmology. In Charles Taliaferro, Victoria Harrison & Stewart Goetz (eds.), Routledge Companion to Theism.
Added to index2011-04-18
Total downloads32 ( #55,286 of 1,102,738 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #84,424 of 1,102,738 )
How can I increase my downloads?