Modal interpretations, decoherence and measurements

Guido Bacciagaluppi, Meir Hemmo

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We address Albert and Loewer's criticism of non-ideal measurements in the modal interpretation, by examining the implications of the theory of decoherence for the modal interpretation. In the models originally considered by Albert and Loewer, the inclusion of decoherence provides an answer to their criticism. New problems seem to arise in different models and in situations more general than measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-277
Number of pages39
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
GB acknowledges support from the Arnold Gerstenberg Fund and the British Academy, MH from the Cambridge Overseas Trust and the Overseas Research Scheme.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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