Can the Decoherent Histories Description of Reality be Considered Satisfactory ?

  title={Can the Decoherent Histories Description of Reality be Considered Satisfactory ?},
  author={Angelo Bassi and Giancarlo Ghirardi},
We discuss some features of the Decoherent Histories approach. We consider four assumptions, the first three being in our opinion necessary for a sound interpretation of the theory, while the fourth one is accepted by the supporters of the DH approach, and we prove that they lead to a logical contradiction. We discuss the consequences of relaxing any one of them. 

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