Foundations of Physics

, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 1553–1585 | Cite as

Decoherence, relative states, and evolutionary adaptation

  • Simon Saunders
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Abstract

We review the decoherent histories approach to the interpretation of quantum mechanics. The Everett relative-state theory is reformulated in terms of decoherent histories. A model of evolutionary adaptation is shown to imply decoherence. A general interpretative framework is proposed: probability and value-definiteness are to have a similar status to the attribution of tense in classical spacetime theory.

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  • Simon Saunders
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy Emerson HallHarvardCambridge

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