It's a little late for this post since I've already posted 2 or 3
things, but I figured I might as well introduce myself.
I'm majoring at philosophy at the University of Michigan, however I'm
studying abroad for a trimester at Oxford. I turn 21 on Oct. 4.
The main questions I've been researching are the following:
1. What kind of free will is worth wanting, and do we have it, despite
the deterministic evolution of the Schrodinger Equation?
2. Recent cosmological evidence indicates that our universe is
infinitely big, and everything that is physically possible happens an
infinite number of times. Does this imply that I can't make a
difference to the total (or per capita) amount of well-being in the
world? I used to be a utilitarian until I read Nick Bostrom's paper
"The Infinitarian Challenge to Aggretive Ethics."
3. Can only mathematical truths be known for certain? Can you know
something without knowing it for certain?
4. Do the laws of physics determine (i.e., enforce) events, or do they
merely describe patterns and regularities that we have observed?
I would be grateful if anyone could shed some light on any of these
questions. I'm very impressed with what I've read so far from people.
Glad to be here,
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