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On the Everettian epistemic problem

Greaves, Hilary (2007) On the Everettian epistemic problem. [Preprint]


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Recent work in the Everett interpretation has suggested that the problem of probability can be solved by understanding probability in terms of rationality. However, there are *two* problems relating to probability in Everett --- one practical, the other epistemic --- and the rationality-based program *directly* addresses only the practical problem. One might therefore worry that the problem of probability is only `half solved' by this approach. This paper aims to dispel that worry: a solution to the epistemic problem follows from the rationality-based solution to the practical problem.

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Item Type: Preprint
Greaves, Hilary
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
Keywords: Everett interpretation; many worlds; quantum mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Hilary Greaves
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 2953

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