- Title Pages
- List of Contributors
- Many Worlds? An Introduction
- 1 Decoherence and Ontology (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love FAPP)
- 2 Quasiclassical Realms
- 3 Macroscopic Superpositions, Decoherent Histories, and the Emergence of Hydrodynamic Behaviour
- 4 Can the World be Only Wavefunction?
- 5 A Metaphysician Looks at the Everett Interpretation<sup>1</sup>
- Commentary: Reply to Hawthorne: Physics before Metaphysics<sup>1</sup>
- Transcript: Ontology
- 6 Chance in the Everett Interpretation
- 7 A Fair Deal for Everettians
- 8 How to Prove the Born Rule
- 9 Everett and Evidence
- 10 One World Versus Many: The Inadequacy of Everettian Accounts of Evolution, Probability, and Scientific Confirmation
- 11 Probability in the Everett Picture
- 12 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Can Savage Salvage Everettian Probability?
- Transcript: Probability
- 13 Quantum Jumps, Born's Rule, and Objective Reality
- 14 Two Dogmas About Quantum Mechanics
- Rabid Dogma? Comments on Bub and Pitowsky
- 15 The Principal Principle and Probability in the Many‐Worlds Interpretation
- 16 De Broglie–Bohm Pilot‐Wave Theory: Many Worlds in Denial?
- Reply to Valentini, ‘De Broglie–Bohm Pilot‐Wave Theory: Many Worlds in Denial?’
- 17 Everett and Wheeler: the Untold Story
- 18 Apart from Universes
- 19 Many Worlds in Context
- 20 Time Symmetry and the Many‐Worlds Interpretation
- Transcript: Not (Only) Many Worlds
Apart from Universes
Apart from Universes
- (p.542) 18 Apart from Universes
- Many Worlds?
- Oxford University Press
A collection of classical universes — even if they interact — is still classical. For instance, it doesn't have entanglement; its elements don't have phases to their amplitudes; it doesn't have continuous motion of discrete observables. The multiverse is not classical: it consists of much more than universes. Research into what is there in addition has already been fruitful and promises to be more so. Progress in understanding the quantum world more deeply through such research is also the key to resolving the long-running scandal of the slow take-up of Everett's theory by physicists and philosophers.
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