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Sleeping Beauty in Flatland

Franceschi, Paul (2003) Sleeping Beauty in Flatland. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    I present a solution to the Sleeping Beauty problem. I begin with the consensual emerald case and describe then a set of relevant urn analogies and situations. These latter experiments make it easier to diagnose the flaw in the thirder's line of reasoning. I discuss in detail the root cause of the flaw in the argument for 1/3 which is an erroneous assimilation with a repeated experiment. Lastly, I discuss an informative variant of the original Sleeping Beauty experiment that casts light on the diagnosis of the fallacy in the argument for 1/3.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Sleeping Beauty problem, emerald case, Flatland, observation selection effect
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    Depositing User: Paul Franceschi
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1351
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1351

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