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Talk: Lev Vaidman (Tel Aviv/MCMP)

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, room 021.

11.05.2022 16:00  – 18:00 

Title:

The impact of quantum mechanics on philosophy

Abstract:

The uncertainty principle and Bell-type correlations led to a dramatic change in the philosophy of science. Today we are ready to accept indeterminism and some kind of action at a distance. I will argue that this move is not necessary and maybe mistaken. Accepting the existence of multiple parallel worlds allows restoring determinism and avoiding action at a distance. The issue of probability in the many-worlds framework, however, requires introducing a novel element in science. Warning: I plan to split the world during the talk!