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dc.contributor.authorAllori, Valiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Sheldonen_US
dc.contributor.authorTumulka, Roderichen_US
dc.contributor.authorZanghi, Ninoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T17:26:33Z
dc.date.available2016-04-05T17:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-30
dc.identifier.citation"Many-Worlds and Schroedinger's First Quantum Theory." The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (1), 1--27 (2011) -- (with S. Goldstein, R. Tumulka, and N. Zanghi). doi: 10.1093/bjps/axp053en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1093/bjps/axp053
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16047
dc.description.abstractSchr ̈odinger’s first proposal for the interpretation of quantum mechanics was based on a postulate relating the wave function on configuration space to charge density in physical space. Schr ̈odinger apparently later thought that his proposal was empirically wrong. We argue here that this is not the case, at least for a very similar proposal with charge density replaced by mass density. We argue that when analyzed carefully this theory is seen to be an empirically adequate many-worlds theory and not an empirically inadequate theory describing a single world. Moreover, this formulation—Schr ̈odinger’s first quantum theory—can be regarded as a formulation of the many-worlds view of quantum mechanics that is ontologically clearer than Everett’s.en_US
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dc.publisherBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Scienceen_US
dc.subjectEverett’s many-worlds view of quantum theoryen_US
dc.subjectquantum theory without observersen_US
dc.subjectprimitive ontologyen_US
dc.subjectBohmian mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectquantum nonlocality in the many-worlds viewen_US
dc.subjectnature of probability in the many-worlds viewen_US
dc.subjecttypicalityen_US
dc.titleMany-Worlds and Schroedinger's First Quantum Theoryen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US


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