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On the Everettian epistemic problem

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

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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:14
    Item ID: 2953
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2953

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