On schizophrenic experiences of the neutron or why we should believe in the many‐worlds interpretation of quantum theory

International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 12 (3):245 – 261 (1990)
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This is a philosophical paper in favor of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory. The necessity of introducing many worlds is explained by analyzing a neutron interference experiment. The concept of the “measure of existence of a world” is introduced and some difficulties with the issue of probability in the framework of the MWI are resolved

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