Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker is a Research Associate in theNew Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology Research Project. Matthew works mainly in the philosophy of mathematical sciences such as probability, set theory, computable analysis, and dynamical systems.  My current project is about self-locating uncertainty and confirmation in an infinite multiverse, such as that implied by eternal inflation cosmology.  What is the chance that you should be in a spatially flat world rather than a curved one?  Does traditional probability theory apply, or is a new theory of chance required?  And how does this bear on the confirmation of cosmological theories?

In general, his research is guided by an interest in engineering fruitful concepts and in underlying issues of realism and conceptual pluralism.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy