Whence Deep Realism for Everettian Quantum Mechanics?

  title={Whence Deep Realism for Everettian Quantum Mechanics?},
  author={Raoni Wohnrath Arroyo and Jonas Rafael Becker Arenhart},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
‘Shallow’ and ‘deep’ versions of scientific realism may be distinguished as follows: the shallow realist is satisfied with belief in the existence of the posits of our best scientific theories; by contrast, deep realists claim that realism can be legitimate only if such entities are described in metaphysical terms. We argue that this methodological discussion can be fruitfully applied in Everettian quantum mechanics, specifically on the debate concerning the existence of worlds and the recent… 



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  • 2019