The foundations of quantum mechanics and the approach to thermodynamic equilibrium

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):669-677 (1994)
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It is argued that certain recent advances in the construction of a theory of the collapses of Quantum Mechanical wave functions suggest the possibility of new and improved foundations for statistical mechanics, foundations in which epistemic considerations play no role.



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