Readership: Academics teaching and researching in the field of philosophy - especially philosophy of physics, metaphysics, philosophy of science, epistemology, decision theory, and probability theory. Academics teaching and
researching in the field of physics - especially quantum mechanics, quantum information, quantum field theory, string theory and cosmology. Also historians of science.
Edited by Simon Saunders, University of Oxford, Jonathan Barrett, University of Bristol, Adrian Kent, University of Cambridge, and David Wallace, University of Oxford
Simon Saunders is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Jon Barrett is a Research Fellow in the Physics department at the University of Bristol
Adrian Kent is a Reader in Quantum Physics at the University of Cambridge
David Wallace is a lecturer in Philosophy of Physics at the University of Oxford
Review(s) from previous edition"written with great clarity by some of the best minds in contemporary foundations of physics ... a fine read, summarizing nicely the state of the art in one of the most radical no-collapse interpretations of quantum theory.
- Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Simon Saunders: Many Worlds: an Introduction
1. Why Many Worlds?
1: David Wallace: Decoherence and Ontology
2: Jim Hartle: Quasiclassical Realms
3: Jonathan Halliwell: Macroscopic Superpositions, Decoherent Histories, and the Emergence of Hydrodynamical Behaviour
2. Problems with Ontology
4: Tim Maudlin: Can the world be only wavefunction?
5: John Hawthorne: A metaphysician looks at the Everett interpretation
James Ladyman: Commentary. Reply to Hawthorne: Physics Before Metaphysics
Transcript 1: ontology
3. Probability in the Everett Interpretation
6: Simon Saunders: Chance in the Everett interpretation
7: David Papineau: A Scandal of Probability Theory
8: David Wallace: How to prove the Born rule
9: Hilary Greaves and Wayne Myrvold: Everett and Evidence
4. Critical Replies
10: Adrian Kent: One World versus Many: the Inadequacy of Everettian Accounts of Evolution, Probability, and Scientific Confirmation
11: David Albert: Probability in the Everett picture
12: Huw Price: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Can Savage Salvage Everettian Probability?
Transcript 2: Probability
5. Alternatives to Many Worlds
13: Wojciech Zurek: Decoherence, Einselection, Envariance, and Quantum Darwinism: From Relative States to the Existential Interpretation
14: Jeffrey Bub and Itamar Pitowsky: Two dogmas about quantum mechanics
Christopher Timpson: Commentary: Rabid Dogma? Comments on Bub and Pitowsky
15: Rudiger Schack: The Principal Principle and Probability in the Many-Worlds interpretation
16: Antony Valentini: Pilot-wave theory: many worlds in denial?
Harvey Brown: Commentary: Reply to Valentini
6. Not Only Many Worlds
17: Peter Byrne: Everett and Wheeler, the Untold Story
18: David Deutsch: Apart from universes
19: Max Tegmark: Many Worlds in Context
20: Lev Vaidman: Time Symmetry and the Many-Worlds Interpretation
Transcript 3: Not (only) many worlds