We present a formulation of the modal interpretation in terms of quantum histories and their probabilities as these are defined in the decoherent histories approach to quantum mechanics. A special role is given in our formulation to the notion of dynamical decoherence which we discuss in detail. We derive transition (or conditional) probabilities by a specific application of the Born rule, but no dynamics in addition to the Schrödinger equation is required. Certain links to the Everett interpretation and to the Gell-Mann and Hartle interpretation are briefly discussed with special emphasis on the notions of probability and records.
|Title of host publication||The Modal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics|
|Editors||Dennis Dieks, Pieter E. Vermaas|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - 1998|