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Many Worlds: Decoherent or Incoherent?

Dawid, Richard and Thebault, Karim P Y (2013) Many Worlds: Decoherent or Incoherent? [Preprint]

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Abstract

The Deutsch-Wallace-Everett programme is conceptually incoherent since its viability rests upon a notion of decoherence that conflicts with its own fundamental precepts in two respects. These problems are not alleviated by invoking the notion of \textit{emergent} or \textit{robust} structure, and are argued to be significant enough to cast doubt upon the viability of the entire neo-Everettian enterprise as it now stands.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Dawid, Richardrichard.dawid@philosophy.su.se0000-0002-1472-2958
Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@gmail.com
Keywords: Everett interpretation quantum mechanics decoherence emergence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 13:10
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:51
Item ID: 9542
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 23 January 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9542

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