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Relativistic Quantum Becoming

Myrvold, Wayne C. (2002) Relativistic Quantum Becoming. [Preprint]

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        Abstract

        In a recent paper, David Albert has suggested that no quantum theory can yield a description of the world unfolding in Minkowski spacetime. This conclusion is premature; a natural extension of Stein's notion of becoming in Minkowski spacetime to accommodate the demands of quantum nonseparability yields such an account, an account that is in accord with a proposal which was made by Aharonov and Albert but which is dismissed by Albert as a 'mere trick'. The nature of such an account is clarified by an extension to a relativistic quantum context of David Lewis' picture of objective chances evolving in time.


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        Item Type: Preprint
        Keywords: Quantum Theory, Relativity, Time
        Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
        Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
        Depositing User: Wayne C. Myrvold
        Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2002
        Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
        Item ID: 569
        URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/569

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