June is Probability Month here at WMBriggs.com, mostly because I’ll be teaching (I’ll be in Ithaca the 12th to 24th) and want to keep from being distracted from the usual rounds of doom.
So today the different kinds of universes and infinities, the difference between what is and what we know of what is, what actually is and what might be, how we make probabilistic epistemology of all this, and the Deadly Sin of Reification.
You’ll have to listen to the podcast because I didn’t have time to write the lecture. Here’s a rough outline:
1. Multiverses, the various kinds; Max Tegmark;
2. Infinities, the infinite kinds; the ultimate infinity;
3. What is actual and what potential; Zeno paradoxes;
4. Probability & Measurement; what we know and what is; God’s middle knowledge.