many-worlds interpretation

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many-worlds interpretation

[¦men·ē ′wərlz ‚in·tər·prə‚tā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
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As Butterfield says, any version of the Everett interpretation, including mine, is faced with the choice of either embracing what he calls 'nihilism', or else giving transtemporal identity conditions for Everett branches.
If, however, we adopt the Everett interpretation of quantum mechanics and identify mental states with physical states, we are obliged to conclude that what she is saying is false.
Note that in 1988 Zurek was himself troubled, in the context of the Everett interpretation, by the question: '.
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