Re: "Morality" in a Block Multiverse

From: scerir <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 16:34:15 +0200

>By the term "block multiverse" I mean a reality in which everything
>MUST happen, in some "timeline" or "universe." This sounds a lot like
>predestination to me.
>Scott W. Somerville, Esq.

The argument that the relativistic space-time named (after H. Weyl) "block
universe" eliminates the possibility of changes, free will, becoming (etc.)
has been used to conclude that between relativity (which demands separability
and determinism) and quamtum mechanics (which demands nonseparability
and indeterminism) there is no "peaceful coexistence", from a philosophical
point of view.

But the issue is not so simple as N. Maxwell (Are Probabilism and Special
Relativity Incompatible?, Philosophy of Science, 52, 23-43. 1985)
and H. Stein (On Relativity Theory and Openness of the Future, Philosophy of
Science, 58, 147-167, 1991) have pointed out. [But I did not remember
what they wrote, since I've read these papers 30 years ago].

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