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Reviews - Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality. Saunders Simon, Barrett Jonathan, Kent Adrian and Wallace David. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. xvi + 618. ISBN: 9780199560561; £55 hbk

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1 Everett H., ‘“Relative-state” formulation of quantum mechanics’, Reviews of Modern Physics 29 (1957), 454462.

2 Two of my own attempts were: Butterfield J., ‘Worlds, Minds and Quanta’, Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 69 (1995), 113158; and ‘Some Worlds of Quantum Theory’, in Russell R., Polkinghorne J., et al. (ed.), Quantum Mechanics (Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action, vol 5), (Rome: Vatican Observatory Publications, 2002), 111140; available online at:; and at

3 M. Donald, ‘On Many-Minds interpretations of quantum theory’, (1997), available at:

4 Kent A., ‘Against Many-worlds Interpretations’, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, A5 (1990), 17451762. Available online at:

5 Bell J., ‘Six possible worlds of quantum mechanics’, Proceedings of the Nobel Symposium 65 (Stockholm August 1986); reprinted in his collection, Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987; second edition 2004, with the same pagination); all Bell page references are to this collection.

6 Op. cit. note 5, 192, 194.

7 Op. cit. note 5, 190, 191, 194.

8 Op. cit. note 5, 201.

9 Dennett D., ‘Real Patterns’, Journal of Philosophy 87 (1991), 2751.

10 Op. cit. note 4.

11 Lewis D., ‘A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance’, in Jeffrey R. C. (ed.) Studies in Inductive Logic and Probability, (London: University of California Press, 1980); reprinted in Lewis D., Philosophical Papers, volume II, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986).

12 For example, cf. Perry J., ‘The Problem of the Essential Indexical’, Nous 13 (1979), 321; and Lewis D., ‘Attitudes De Dicto and De Se’, Philosophical Review 88 (1979), 513543, reprinted in his Philosophical Papers, volume I, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983).

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