# Identity and Probability in Everett's Multiverse

@article{Tappenden2000IdentityAP, title={Identity and Probability in Everett's Multiverse}, author={Paul Tappenden}, journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science}, year={2000}, volume={51}, pages={99 - 114} }

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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