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Time, Quantum Mechanics, and Probability

Saunders, Simon (1997) Time, Quantum Mechanics, and Probability. UNSPECIFIED.


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The Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics has repeatedly been criticized on the grounds that probabilty makes no sense on its terms. These criticisms are considered in detail, and found to be wanting. I conclude that on the contrary the Everett interpretation provides a clear account of probability, and that its most radical feature, that it abandons a 1:1 relationship of identity over time, already has to be dealt with in classical physics.

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Saunders, Simon
Commentary on: Saunders, Simon (1994) Time, Quantum Mechanics, and Decoherence. UNSPECIFIED.
Keywords: Problem of Measurement, Everett, Many Worlds, Probability, Personal identity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Simon W. Saunders
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 465
Public Domain: No

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