An inconsistent multiverse?


Caroline Antos & Daniel Kuby  (University of Constance)

Recent studies in the philosophy of science have focused on inconsistent scientific theories and how scientists tolerate such inconsistencies. In this talk we want to analyze the situation of set-theoretic models in a multiverse picture, which we argue can be considered as an “inconsistency between models” case, such as, for example, models of ZFC + CH and ZFC + ¬CH. We will examine if different multiverse conceptions give rise to such an inconsistent picture and how inconsistency toleration by set-theoretic practitioners looks (and could look) like from these perspectives.

Date: Tuesday, July 30th