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Time Symmetry and the Many-Worlds Interpretation

Vaidman, Lev (2009) Time Symmetry and the Many-Worlds Interpretation. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    An attempt to solve the collapse problem in the framework of a time-symmetric quantum formalism is reviewed. Although the proposal does not look very attractive, its concept - a world defined by two quantum states, one evolving forwards and one evolving backwards in time - is found to be useful in modifying the many-worlds picture of Everett’s theory.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: To appear in: 'Everett and his Critics', eds. S. W. Saunders et al. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
    Keywords: Many-Worlds Interpretation, quantum mechanics, probability, time symmetry
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Lev Vaidman
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4396
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4396

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