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The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds

Jeffrey A. Barrett


This book presents the most comprehensive study yet of a problem that has puzzled physicists and philosophers since the 1930s. The standard theory of quantum mechanics is in one sense the most successful physical theory ever, predicting the behaviour of the basic constituents of all physical things; no other theory has ever made such accurate empirical predictions. However, if one tries to understand the theory as providing a complete and accurate framework for the description of the behaviour of all physical interactions, it becomes evident that the theory is ambiguous, or even logically inco ... More

Keywords: quantum mechanics, physical theory, behaviour, empirical predictions, physical interactions, quantum measurement problem, Hugh Everett III, physics, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247431
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey A. Barrett, author
Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine