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The Everett interpretation: structure

Saunders, Simon (2021) The Everett interpretation: structure. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics divides naturally into two
parts: first, the interpretation of the structure of the quantum state, in
terms of branching, and second, the interpretation of this branching structure
in terms of probability. This is the first of two reviews of the Everett
interpretation, and focuses on structure, with particular attention to the role
of decoherence theory. Written in terms of the quantum histories formalism,
decoherence theory just is the theory of branching structure, in Everett's
sense.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Saunders, Simonsimon.saunders@philosophy.ox.ac.uk0000-0002-8292-3014
Additional Information: To be published in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics, E. Knox and A. Wilson (eds.)
Keywords: quantum mechanics, many worlds, Everett interpretation, decoherence, probability
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: simon saunders
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 03:02
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 03:02
Item ID: 18772
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 2 March 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18772

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