THE SET-THEORETIC MULTIVERSE

@article{Hamkins2012THESM,
  title={THE SET-THEORETIC MULTIVERSE},
  author={Joel David Hamkins},
  journal={The Review of Symbolic Logic},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={416 - 449}
}
  • J. Hamkins
  • Published 22 August 2011
  • Philosophy
  • The Review of Symbolic Logic
Abstract The multiverse view in set theory, introduced and argued for in this article, is the view that there are many distinct concepts of set, each instantiated in a corresponding set-theoretic universe. The universe view, in contrast, asserts that there is an absolute background set concept, with a corresponding absolute set-theoretic universe in which every set-theoretic question has a definite answer. The multiverse position, I argue, explains our experience with the enormous range of set… 
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