Philosophy of Physics Seminar (Thursday - Week 4, TT23)

Philosophy of Physics

David Albert and Jeff Barrett have discussed a simple Everettian interpretation of quantum mechanics they call the bare theory. Under the bare theory, experiments may have superpositional rather than determinate outcomes. What, in such a world, would an observer of an experiment's beliefs about these superpositional results be like? In this talk I’ll challenge some claims about how to evaluate the belief states of observers in a bare, no-collapse world, and in so doing consider how we should interpret these states.

With speaker’s consent, talks will be recorded and published on YouTube. Our channel is:

If you wish to join the dinner proceeding the talk, please email Henrique:

Philosophy of Physics Seminar Convenors for HT23: Oliver Pooley, Patrick Duerr and Henrique de Andrade Gomes  | Philosophy of Physics Group Website