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Hawking Radiation and Analogue Experiments: A Bayesian Analysis
We present a Bayesian analysis of the epistemology of analogue experiments with particular reference to Hawking radiation. First, we prove that such experiments can be confirmatory in Bayesian termsExpand
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Ψ-epistemic quantum cosmology?
This paper provides a prospectus for a new way of thinking about the wavefunction of the universe: a Ψ-epistemic quantum cosmology. We present a proposal that, if successfully implemented, wouldExpand
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Bouncing Unitary Cosmology II. Mini-Superspace Phenomenology
A companion paper provides a proposal for cosmic singularity resolution based upon general features of a bouncing unitary cosmological model in the mini-superspace approximation. This paper analysesExpand
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Bouncing Unitary Cosmology I: Mini-Superspace General Solution
We offer a new proposal for cosmic singularity resolution based upon a quantum cosmology with a unitary bounce. This proposal is illustrated via a novel quantization of a mini-superspace model inExpand
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Dispositions and the principle of least action revisited
Some time ago, Joel Katzav (2004. Dispositions and the principle of least action. Analysis 64: 206–14; 2005. Ellis on the limitations of dispositionalism. Analysis 65: 92–4) and Brian Ellis (2005.Expand
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On the limits of experimental knowledge
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On the Universality of Hawking Radiation
A physically consistent semi-classical treatment of black holes requires universality arguments to deal with the `trans-Planckian' problem where quantum spacetime effects appear to be amplified suchExpand
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What can bouncing oil droplets tell us about quantum mechanics?
A recent series of experiments have demonstrated that a classical fluid mechanical system, constituted by an oil droplet bouncing on a vibrating fluid surface, can be induced to display a number ofExpand
Superpositions of the cosmological constant allow for singularity resolution and unitary evolution in quantum cosmology
Abstract A novel approach to quantization is shown to allow for superpositions of the cosmological constant in isotropic and homogeneous mini-superspace models. Generic solutions featuring suchExpand
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