The multiverse view in set theory, Singapore 2011

A talk at the Asian Initive for Infinity: Workshop on Infinity and Truth, July 25-29, 2011, National University of Singapore.

I shall outline and defend the Multiverse view in set theory, the view that there are many set-theoretic universes, each instantiating its own concept of set, and contrast it with the Universe view, the view that there is an absolute background set-theoretic universe.  In addition, I will discuss some recent set-theoretic developments that have been motivated and informed by a multiverse perspective, including the modal logic of forcing and the emergence of set-theoretic geology.

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