, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 575–582 | Cite as

The many facets of Everett’s many worlds

Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, and David Wallace (eds): Many worlds? Everett, quantum theory, & reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, xvi+618pp, £63.00 HB
  • Guido BacciagaluppiEmail author
Essay Review

The 50th anniversary of Everett’s 1957 paper has brought in its wake the publication of a number of important books on Everett’s life, work and theory. This book provides arguably the most vivid and comprehensive treatment of both state-of-the-art developments within and criticism of the Everett interpretation (hence the question mark in the title!). By ‘vivid’ I mean a display of argument and eloquence in papers and discussions that at times makes the book literally difficult to put down. The papers were originally given at the two main conferences that marked the Everett anniversary, at the University of Oxford and at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Waterloo, Ontario). The end result, published in 2010, is a wonderful achievement by the four editors, Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent and David Wallace, who have managed to combine a vast breadth of diverging views (including their own) into a volume that is a must for anyone interested in the Everett...

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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