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Philosophy of the Multiverse

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Wilson
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

I’m interested in supervising PhD students on any aspects of the many-worlds hypothesis as it relates to metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. Questions could include:

Does the multiverse undermine the fine-tuning argument for the existence of God?
What implications does the multiverse have for the free will debate?
Is morality possible in a multiverse?
How does empirical confirmation work in a multiverse?
Does the multiverse offer support to nominalism about abstract entities?
How do inflationary multiverses relate to many-worlds quantum mechanics?

Applicants should have a good first degree and Master’s, including a significant philosophy component.

Funding Notes

Through the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Birmingham is one of six institutions awarding 87 PhD in 2015/16. Applications have now closed, but will reopen for the 2016/17 round in September 2015.

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