Everett and structure

@article{Wallace2001EverettAS,
  title={Everett and structure},
  author={D. Wallace},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={34},
  pages={87-105}
}
  • D. Wallace
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  • I address the problem of indefiniteness in quantum mechanics: the problem that the theory, without changes to its formalism, seems to predict that macroscopic quantities have no definite values. The Everett interpretation is often criticised along these lines and I shall argue that much of this criticism rests on a false dichotomy: that the macroworld must either be written directly into the formalism or be regarded as somehow illusory. By means of analogy with other areas of physics, I develop… CONTINUE READING
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