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Time, Quantum Mechanics, and Probability

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

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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Other
    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 11:10
    Item ID: 465
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/465

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