The Emergent Multiverse Presents A Striking New Account Of The Many Worlds Approach To Quantum Theory The Point Of Science, It Is Generally Accepted, Is To Tell Us How The World Works And What It Is Like But Quantum Theory Seems To Fail To Do This Taken Literally As A Theory Of The World, It Seems To Make Crazy Claims Particles Are In Two Places At Once Cats Are Alive And Dead At The Same Time So Physicists And Philosophers Have Often Been Led Either To Give Up On The Idea That Quantum Theory Describes Reality, Or To Modify Or Augment The Theory The Everett Interpretation Of Quantum Mechanics Takes The Apparent Craziness Seriously, And Asks, What Would It Be Like If Particles Really Were In Two Places At Once, If Cats Really Were Alive And Dead At The Same Time The Answer, It Turns Out, Is That If The World Were Like That If It Were As Quantum Theory Claims It Would Be A World That, At The Macroscopic Level, Was Constantly Branching Into Copies Hence The Sensationalist Name For The Everett Interpretation, The Many Worlds Theory But Really, The Interpretation Is Not Sensationalist At All It Simply Takes Quantum Theory Seriously, Literally, As A Description Of The World Once Dismissed As Absurd, It Is Now Accepted By Many Physicists As The Best Way To Make Coherent Sense Of Quantum Theory David Wallace Offers A Clear And Up To Date Survey Of Work On The Everett Interpretation In Physics And In Philosophy Of Science, And At The Same Time Provides A Self Contained And Thoroughly Modern Account Of It An Account Which Is Accessible To Readers Who Have Previously Studied Quantum Theory At Undergraduate Level, And Which Will Shape The Future Direction Of Research By Leading Experts In The Field.
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- 530 pages
- Emergent Multiverse
- David Wallace
- 21 January 2018 David Wallace