We argue that certain types of many minds (and many worlds) interpretations of quantum mechanics, e.g. Lockwood ([1996a]), Deutsch () do not provide a coherent interpretation of the quantum mechanical probabilistic algorithm. By contrast, in Albert and Loewer's () version of the many minds interpretation, there is a coherent interpretation of the quantum mechanical probabilities. We consider Albert and Loewer's probability interpretation in the context of Bell-type and GHZ-type states and argue that it implies a certain (weak) form of nonlocality.
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We thank David Albert, Jeremy Butterfield, Barry Loewer, Matthew Donald, Simon Saunders, David Wallace and an anonymous referee for their comments. Itamar Pitowsky thanks the Israel Science Foundation for a grant which supports this research.
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