The metaphysical conception of the generation of the macroworld from fundamental physics that Hawthorne considers is criticized in this Commentary, and compared with the scientific account offered by Halliwell and Hartle. It is argued that Hawthorn's critique of Everettian quantum mechanics fails.
|Translated title of the contribution||Reply to Hawthorne|
|Title of host publication||Many Worlds?|
|Subtitle of host publication||Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality|
|Editors||Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent, David Wallace|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Pages||154 - 160|
|Number of pages||7|
|ISBN (Print)||0199560561, 9780199560561|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Bibliographical noteCommentary on John Hawthorne: 'A Metaphysician Looks at the Everett Interpretation', chapter 5 in 'Many Worlds?'.
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