Worlds in the Everett interpretation

@article{Wallace2001WorldsIT,
  title={Worlds in the Everett interpretation},
  author={D. Wallace},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={637-661}
}
  • D. Wallace
  • Published 2001
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
This is a discussion of how we can understand the world-view given to us by the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics, and in particular the role played by the concept of `world'. The view presented is that we are entitled to use `many-worlds' terminology even if the theory does not specify the worlds in the formalism; this is defended by means of an extensive analogy with the concept of an `instant' or moment of time in relativity, with the lack of a preferred foliation of spacetime… Expand
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