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|Title:||The Multiverse: Separate Worlds, Branching, or Hyperspace? And What Implications Are There for Theism?||Contributor(s):||Forrest, Peter (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17585||Abstract:||My purpose is to compare three basic versions of multiverse, that is, the many 'worlds', theory: Separate Worlds, Branching, and Hyperspace. There is, in addition, a variant on Branching, the Lattice Universe, as well as mixed theories. I shall reject Separate Worlds even though I assimilate merely possible worlds to those of Multiverse. The choice between Branching and Hyperspace is not so straightforward, although I judge that Hyperspace is to be preferred by theists. I then examine the consequences for theism, arguing that Hyperspace coheres better with theism than its rivals. In addition, Hyperspace supports the existence of something physical prior to God's act of creation, which I identify with the divine body. This 'something' could be described pretheoretically as without structure and indeterminate (the 'apeiron').||Publication Type:||Book Chapter||Source of Publication:||God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives, p. 61-91||Publisher:||Routledge||Place of Publication:||London, United Kingdom||ISBN:||9781317656586
|Field of Research (FOR):||220315 Philosophy of Religion||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies||HERDC Category Description:||B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/209547897||Series Name:||Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion||Series Number :||10||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 1546
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