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Uncomputable but complete physics theory of the universe

Icefield, William (2020) Uncomputable but complete physics theory of the universe. [Preprint]

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It is often assumed that the complete physics theory of the universe is computable - in sense that it can provide meaningful theoretical predictions for every phenomenon of the universe. Against this view, it is argued that once quantum mechanics is understood as encompassing a novel concept of probability, thereby resolving the measurement problem in straightforward ways, the interpretation speaks for uncomputability of the complete physics theory. The reasons why a new theory of probability is needed are explored, along the lines of the principle of indifference and the sleeping beauty problem.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Icefield, Williamwilliamicefield@gmail.com
Keywords: uncomputable theory, generalized probability, measurement problem, principle of indifference, Sleeping Beauty Problem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: William Icefield
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2020 17:36
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2020 17:36
Item ID: 18211
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 10 October 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18211

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