# The Everett Interpretation

@inproceedings{Wallace2013TheEI, title={The Everett Interpretation}, author={D. Wallace}, year={2013} }

The Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics - better known as the Many-Worlds Theory - has had a rather uneven reception. Mainstream philosophers have scarcely heard of it, save as science fiction. In philosophy of physics it is
well known but has historically been fairly widely rejected. Among physicists (at least, among those concerned with the interpretation of quantum mechanics in the first place), it is taken very seriously indeed, arguably tied for first place in popularity with more… Expand

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Multiplicity in Everett's interpretation of quantum mechanics

- Computer Science, Physics
- 2015

It is concluded that much remains to be done to clarify and specify Everett's approach to quantum mechanics, as the spectrum of opinions on various ontological questions raised byverett's approach is rather large. Expand

On the Received Realist View of Quantum Mechanics

- Mathematics
- 2016

In this article I defend that an underlying framework exists among those interpretations of quantum mechanics which crucially consider the measurement problem as a central obstacle. I characterise… Expand

The problem of confirmation in the Everett interpretation

- Physics, Philosophy
- 2014

It is shown that in an Everettian context, the experimental evidence that is available could not provide empirical confirmation for quantum mechanics, and moreover that the authors would not even be able to establish reference to the theoretical entities of quantum mechanics. Expand

Realism and Intertheory Relationships: Interstructuralism, Closed Theories and the Quantum-Classical Limit

- Mathematics
- 2016

Today there is no agreement on which, if any, of the several known realist interpretations of quantum mechanics is the correct one, and disagreement on this matter is not merely verbal, but… Expand

To Be a Realist about Quantum Theory

- Philosophy
- Quantum Worlds
- 2019

I look at the distinction between between realist and antirealist views of the quantum state. I argue that this binary classification should be reconceived as a continuum of different views about… Expand

Self-locating Uncertainty and the Origin of Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics

- Computer Science, Physics
- The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- 2018

It is demonstrated that the Born rule is the uniquely rational way of apportioning credence in Everettian quantum mechanics, based on a single key principle: changes to the environment alone do not affect the probabilities one ought to assign to measurement outcomes in a local subsystem. Expand

Emergence of outcomes in quantum mechanics

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2019

A persistent focus on the concept of emergence as a core element of the scientific method allows a clean separation, insofar as this is possible, of the physical and philosophical aspects of the… Expand

No-Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Theory

- Physics
- 2018

In Sect. 2.3.1, the measurement problem was formulated in the form of a trilemma. In this view, either (i) the wavefunction is not a complete description; or (ii) the time evolution is not a… Expand

Vindication of quantum locality

- Physics
- Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
- 2011

In a previous paper, Hayden and I (Deutsch & Hayden 2000 Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 456, 1759–1774. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2000.0585)) proved, using the Heisenberg picture, that quantum physics satisfies… Expand

Quantum theory of the classical: quantum jumps, Born’s Rule and objective classical reality via quantum Darwinism

- Computer Science, Physics
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
- 2018

Three insights into the transition from quantum to classical that are based on the recognition of the role of the environment are described, including the derivation of preferred sets of states that help to define what exists—the authors' everyday classical reality. Expand

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