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dc.contributor.author McHenry, Leemon B., 1956- en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-07T21:24:37Z en
dc.date.available 2013-06-07T21:24:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Process Studies 40(1), 5-25. (2011) en
dc.identifier.issn 0360-6503 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.2/3306 en
dc.description.abstract Recent developments in cosmology and particle physics have led to speculation that our universe is merely one of a multitude of universes. While this notion, the multiverse hypothesis, is highly contested as legitimate science, it has nonetheless struck many physicists as a necessary consequence of the effort to construct a final, unified theory. In Process and Reality (1929), his magnum opus, Alfred North Whitehead advanced a cosmology as part of his general metaphysics of process. Part of this project involved a theory of cosmic epochs which bears a remarkable affinity to current cosmological speculation. This paper demonstrates how the basic framework of a multiverse theory is already present in Whitehead’s cosmology and defends the necessity of speculation in the quest for an explanatory description. en
dc.format.extent 21 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Center for Process Studies en
dc.rights Copyright 2011 by the Center for Process Studies. This article has been archived with the permission of the editor. en
dc.subject Physics--Philosophy. en
dc.subject Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947. Process and reality. en
dc.title The multiverse conjecture: Whitehead's cosmic epochs and contemporary cosmology en
dc.type Article en


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