The Universe's Fine-Tuning Does Call for Explanation
King's College London / London School of Economics
2023-03-30 11:00 Merate - POE + Sala virtuale: https://meet.google.com/ehi-hpit-bzr
In recent years, several authors have criticized fine-tuning arguments for failing to show that the universe’s purported fine-tuning for intelligent life calls for explanation. In this paper, I provide a systematic categorization and a detailed evaluation of the proffered critiques. I shall argue that these critiques fail to undermine fine-tuning arguments in the sense that, for all such critiques show, the universe’s fine-tuning for intelligent life can be justifiably taken to call for explanation. I then explicate the implications of this result for the ongoing philosophical debate concerning the merits of fine-tuning arguments.