Time, quantum mechanics, and decoherence

@article{Saunders2005TimeQM,
  title={Time, quantum mechanics, and decoherence},
  author={S. Saunders},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2005},
  volume={102},
  pages={235-266}
}
  • S. Saunders
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • State-reduction and the notion of “actuality” are compared to “passage” through time and the notion of “the present”; already in classical relativity the latter give rise to difficulties. The solution proposed here is to treat both tense and value-definiteness as relational properties or “facts as relations”; likewise the notions of change and probability. In both cases “essential” characteristics are absent: temporal relations are tenselessly true; probabilistic relations are deterministically… CONTINUE READING
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