Possible worlds in the modal interpretation

Philosophy of Science 63 (3):337 (1996)
An outline for a modal interpretation in terms of possible worlds is presented. The so-called Schmidt histories are taken to correspond to the physically possible worlds. The decoherence function defined in the histories formulation of quantum theory is taken to prescribe a non-classical probability measure over the set of the possible worlds. This is shown to yield dynamics in the form of transition probabilities for occurrent events in each world. The role of the consistency condition is discussed.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1086/289968
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,914
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Guido Bacciagaluppi & Meir Hemmo (1996). Modal Interpretations, Decoherence and Measurements. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 27 (3):239-277.
Laura Ruetsche (2003). Modal Semantics, Modal Dynamics and the Problem of State Preparation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17 (1):25 – 41.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

153 ( #11,352 of 1,725,584 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #268,736 of 1,725,584 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.