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"Objective vs Subjective Probability," minipaper 1955
Description: Before writing a first draft of the long thesis, Hugh Everett wrote three short papers, often refered to as his minipapers, for John Wheeler to review. This minipaper, called "Objective vs. Subjective Probability," presents an early formulation of the quantum measurement problem in terms of a conflict between subjective and objective probabilities. Everett ultimately provided a much clearer formulation of the measurement problem in terms of a conflict between different state attributions in the long thesis. The structure of the experimental setup, however, is similar. There are two versions of this minipaper. The present document is the condensed and typed version of the minipaper that Wheeler would have seen and commented on.
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By permission of the estate of Hugh Everett, III.
Provenance: This document is a reproduction of a document found in the Hugh Everett archive, American Institute of Physics.
Publisher: University of California, Irvine Libraries. Irvine, California 92623-9557. http://www.lib.uci.edu.