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David Lewis and Schrödinger’s Cat

In ‘How Many Lives has Schrödinger’s Cat?’ David Lewis argues that the Everettian no-collapse interpretation of quantum mechanics is in a tangle when it comes to probabilities. This paper aims to show that the difficulties that Lewis raises are insubstantial. The Everettian metaphysics contains a coherent account of probability. Indeed it accounts for probability rather better than orthodox metaphysics does.Article

Papineau, David (2004) David Lewis and Schrödinger’s Cat.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2004) 82: 153-69.
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Quantum mechanics, Lewis
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
Collections: London Philosophy Papers
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