The infinite turn and speculative explanations in cosmology

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Reza Tavakol, Fabio Gironi
Infinity, in various guises, has been invoked recently in order to `explain’ a number of important questions regarding observable phenomena in science, and in particular in cosmology. Such explanations are by their nature speculative. Here we introduce the notions of relative infinity, closure, and economy of explanation and ask: to what extent explanations involving relative or real constructed infinities can be treated as reasonable?

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April 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

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