Tappenden, Paul (2009) Evidence and Uncertainty in Everett's Multiverse. [Preprint]
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I endorse the view that it may be of no relevance to the acceptability of the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics as a physical theory whether or not an informed observer can be uncertain about the outcome of a quantum measurement prior to its having occurred. However, I suggest that the very possibility of post-measurement, pre-observation uncertainty has an essential role to play in both confirmation theory and decision theory in a branching universe. This is supported by arguments which do not appeal to Van Fraassen’s Reflection Principle.
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|Additional Information:||This is the final version of the paper which has been accepted by the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science for publication in 2010.|
|Keywords:||Everett, many-worlds, probability, personal fission|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics|
|Depositing User:||paul tappenden|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2009|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:19|
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