On 11 Feb 2009, at 00:48, Günther Greindl wrote:

> Kim,
>>> Günther recommends recently the book "Eveything Must Go" by Ladyman
>>> et al. This looks like heavy going but seems like a good and a
>>> relevant tome to get into, possibly circling around the mechanist
>>> idea. Do you also recommend it?
> The book does not concern the mechanist thesis, there is only one
> reference to Church.
> Everett is given a whole section, but Ladyman et al. are agnostic as  
> to
> it's application to the macroscopic world (that is, if there are
> macroscopic many worlds). But they are not hostile to the  
> interpretation.
> The book is good for getting a very informed overview of what current
> physics has to say for _metaphysics_ and philosophy of science. The
> authors sketch their variant of structural realism - it's good to read
> it if you still cling to the concept of "matter".

Indeed, that is the point. And yes there is section on Everett (but  
his name is not in the index).

The authors seems to be unaware that mechanism implies Everett (at  
least) or "worst" (so that mechanism is testable).



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