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Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis

Tappenden, Paul (2007) Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis. UNSPECIFIED.

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Simon Saunders and David Wallace are attempting to use a modified form of David Lewis's analysis of personal fission to support the thought that prior to undergoing Everett branching an informed subject can be uncertain about which outcome s/he will observe. I argue that the seductive appeal of the idea is an illusion arising out of failure to distinguish between the provenance and reference of the relevant observers’ utterances.

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Tappenden, Paul
Commentary on: Saunders, Simon and Wallace, David (2007) Branching and Uncertainty. [Preprint]
Keywords: saunders wallace everett lewis many-worlds identity uncertainty branching
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: paul tappenden
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3388

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