Description: In the early 1970s, physicist and philosopher of physics Max Jammer began working on a follow up to his classic 1966 book, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics. Jammer hoped that the new book, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics: The Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics in Historical Perspective (1974), could contain some additional information on the Hugh Everett interpretation. He wrote to Everett of August of 1973; here, Everett responds in some detail to Jammer's questions about his intellectual development and the origins of his thesis.
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Provenance: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2008 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
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