Is there a significant difference between the mathematical universe hypothesis and Hegelian absolute idealism. Both seem to claim the primacy of ideas over matter (mind in case of Hegel, and math in case of MUH), and conclude that matter should follow the law of ideas. MUH just makes one step forward, and says that if there are different kind of maths, there should be different kinds of universes, while Hegel haven't claimed the same about different minds.

I've always thought of the MU hypothesis as a derivative of Plato's theory of forms, expressed in a modern way.

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments


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