Erkenntnis:1-23 (2021)

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Davide Romano
University of Lisbon
Antonio Vassallo
Warsaw University of Technology
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The paper investigates the type of realism that best suits the framework of decoherence taken at face value without postulating a plurality of worlds, or additional hidden variables, or non-unitary dynamical mechanisms. It is argued that this reading of decoherence leads to an extremely radical type of perspectival realism, especially when cosmological decoherence is considered.
Keywords Quantum mechanics  Decoherence  Scientific realism  Reduced density matrix  Perspectival realism  Participatory realism  Quantum cosmology  Mereological anti-realism
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-021-00469-8
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