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  1. Gordon McCabe (2010). The Non-Unique Universe. Foundations of Physics 40 (6):629-637.
    The purpose of this paper is to elucidate, by means of concepts and theorems drawn from mathematical logic, the conditions under which the existence of a multiverse is a logical necessity in mathematical physics, and the implications of Gödel’s incompleteness theorem for theories of everything.Three conclusions are obtained in the final section: (i) the theory of the structure of our universe might be an undecidable theory, and this constitutes a potential epistemological limit for mathematical physics, but because such a theory (...)
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  2. Gordon McCabe (2005). The Structure and Interpretation of Cosmology: Part II. The Concept of Creation in Inflation and Quantum Cosmology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (1):67-102.
  3. Gordon McCabe (2005). Universe Creation on a Computer. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (4):591-625.
    The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of the epistemology and metaphysics of universe creation on a computer. The paper begins with F.J.Tipler's argument that our experience is indistinguishable from the experience of someone embedded in a perfect computer simulation of our own universe, hence we cannot know whether or not we are part of such a computer program ourselves. Tipler's argument is treated as a special case of epistemological scepticism, in a similar vein to `brain-in-a-vat' arguments. (...)
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  4. Gordon McCabe (2004). The Structure and Interpretation of Cosmology: Part I—General Relativistic Cosmology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 35 (4):549-595.
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  5. Gordon McCabe (1992). Quantum Implications. [REVIEW] Cogito 6 (2):106-108.