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The Everett Interpretation: probability

Saunders, Simon (2021) The Everett Interpretation: probability. [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 second of two reviews of the Everett interpretation, and focuses on probability. Branching processes are identified as chance processes, and the squares of branch amplitudes are chances. Since branching is emergent, physical probability is emergent as well.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Saunders, Simon0000-0002-8292-3014
Keywords: Everett, quantum, probability, Born rule, decoherence, decision theory
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: simon saunders
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 03:51
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 03:51
Item ID: 19362
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: June 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19362

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