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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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    Item Type: Other
    Commentary on: Saunders, Simonand Wallace, David (2007) Branching and Uncertainty. [Preprint]
    Keywords: saunders wallace everett lewis many-worlds identity uncertainty branching
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] 15th UK and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics (Leeds, 29-31 March 2007)
    Depositing User: paul tappenden
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3388
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3388

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