Identity and Probability in Everett's Multiverse

  title={Identity and Probability in Everett's Multiverse},
  author={Paul Tappenden},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  pages={99 - 114}
  • P. Tappenden
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Psychology
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
There are currently several versions of Everett's relative state interpretation of quantum mechanics, responding to a number of perceived problems for the original proposal. One of those problems is whether Everett's idea is in accord with the standard 'probabilistic' interpretation implicit in the Born rule. I argue in defence of what appears to be Everett's original view on this. The contribution I aim to make is a more complete discussion of the central issues of the identity of objects and… 

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