Everett and structure

  title={Everett and structure},
  author={D. Wallace},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  • D. Wallace
  • Published 28 July 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
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