Probability in the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

@inproceedings{Vaidman2011ProbabilityIT,
  title={Probability in the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Lev Vaidman},
  year={2011}
}
It is argued that, although in the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics there is no “probability” for an outcome of a quantum experiment in the usual sense, we can understand why we have an illusion of probability. The explanation involves: a). A “sleeping pill” gedanken experiment which makes correspondence between an illegitimate question: “What is the probability of an outcome of a quantum measurement?” with a legitimate question: “What is the probability that “I” am in the world… CONTINUE READING
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