Foundations of Physics

, Volume 30, Issue 9, pp 1525–1538 | Cite as

On Time Asymmetry and History in an Everett Quantum World

  • Federico Laudisa


It is usually held that the standard collapse model of a quantum measurement process grounds a kind of fundamental time asymmetry. The question whether and how it should be possible to reconstruct uniquely one's own history in an Everett no-collapse interpretation of quantum theory is investigated. A particular approach to the Everett interpretation, due to John S. Bell, is considered, according to which one of the chief claims of the Everett quantum theory is precisely that it allows us to do without the notion of history.


Quantum Theory Measurement Process Quantum Measurement Quantum World Collapse Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Laudisa
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FilosofiaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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