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The Origin of the Physical Laws and Sensations
Bruno Marchal
IRIDIA-ULB
marchal@ulb.ac.be

Abstract

I first sum up a non constructive argument showing that the mechanist hypothesis in the cognitive science gives enough constraints to decide what a "physical reality" can possibly consist in. Then I explain how computer science together with logic make it possible to extract a constructive version of the argument by interviewing a Modest (Loebian) Universal Machine. Reversing von Neumann probabilistic interpretation of quantum logic on those provided by the Loebian Machine gives a kind of explanation of how both sharable physical laws and un-sharable physical knowledge arise from number theoretical relations.

Keywords

physics, reality, Loeb, computer, knowledge, quanta