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The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation

David Wallace


This book defends the view that the Everett interpretation of quantum theory, often called the ‘many worlds theory’, is not some new physical theory or some metaphysical addition to quantum theory, but simply quantum theory itself understood in a straightforwardly literal way. As such ‐ despite its radical implications for the nature of our universe ‐ the Everett interpretation is actually the conservative way to approach quantum theory, requiring revisions neither to our best theories of physics, nor to conventional philosophy of science. The book is in three parts. Part I explains how quantu ... More

Keywords: emergence, Everett, quantum theory, metaphysics, probability, physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Wallace, author
Oxford University