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Probability in the Everett interpretation

Greaves, Hilary (2006) Probability in the Everett interpretation. [Preprint]

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      Abstract

      The Everett (many-worlds) interpretation of quantum mechanics faces a prima facie problem concerning quantum probabilities. Research in this area has been fast-paced over the last few years, following a controversial suggestion by David Deutsch that decision theory can solve the problem. This article provides a non-technical introduction to the decision-theoretic program, and a sketch of the current state of the debate.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.
      Keywords: Everett interpretation; many worlds; probability
      Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
      General Issues > Decision Theory
      General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
      Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
      Depositing User: Hilary Greaves
      Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2006
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
      Item ID: 3103
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3103

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