Abstract

In a recent paper, David Albert has suggested that no quantum theory can yield a description of the world unfolding in Minkowski spacetime. This conclusion is premature; a natural extension of Stein's notion of becoming in Minkowski spacetime to accommodate the demands of quantum nonseparability yields such an account, an account that is in accord with a proposal which was made by Aharonov and Albert but which is dismissed by Albert as a ‘mere trick’. The nature of such an account is clarified by an extension to a relativistic quantum context of David Lewis' picture of objective chances evolving in time.

1Introduction

2Classical relativistic becoming

3Relativistic quantum becoming, without collapse

4Relativistic quantum becoming, with collapse

5Objective chance, conditional probability, and definite properties

6The nature of the wave function

7Conclusion

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