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456 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190884314

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Branching Space-Times

Theory and Applications

Nuel Belnap, Thomas Müller, and Tomasz Placek

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science

  • First book-length presentation of the theory of Branching Space-Times, provided uniformly and with a didactically motivated structure and streamlined notation
  • Shows how vexing issues of causation, single case probabilities, the philosophy of time, and indeterministic aspects of the foundations of physics can be addressed within the formal framework of Branching Space-Times theory, leading to rigorously established results
  • Includes detailed proofs, motivational stories and diagrams, exercises following each chapter, and advanced work in the appendices, intended to guide readers to grasp the formal concepts and think independently of the issues raised