Allan Randall

Allan Randall

I am a recent Ph.D. from York University (Philosophy), with a dissertation on the algorithmic interpretation of quantum probability, based on a objectivist, generative interpretation of probability theory, and including an analysis of the relation between quantum probability and self-selection principles, using self-location principles from the Sleeping Beauty problem as a springboard. It also makes a first step towards a rationalist, algorithmic reconstruction of quantum theory based on these ideas. I am currently in the process of turning pieces of the dissertation into papers for publication.

A Rationalist Algorithmic Reconstruction of Quantum Mechanics

An attempt is made to reconstruct the postulates of quantum mechanics a priori from rationalist first principles, based on an algorithmic epistemology. The result, I suggest, is close enough to quantum mechanics to potentially serve as the basis for a consistent algorithmic interpretation of it. As a variation on the many worlds (or Everett) interpretation, such a framework provides a… Read more →