Wave Function Realism and Three Dimensions

Lev Vaidman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

It is argued that our experience of life in three-dimensional space can be explained by an ontological picture of quantum mechanics consisting solely of the wave function of the universe formally defined in the configuration space. Our experience supervenes on a part of the universal wave function which is defined in three dimensions, while the other parts (defined in configuration space) explain physical properties of objects. A deterministic universe without action at a distance requires the acceptance of the existence of parallel worlds similar to our world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthese Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages195-209
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSynthese Library
Volume460
ISSN (Print)0166-6991
ISSN (Electronic)2542-8292

Funding

FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation2064/19

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