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Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis

Tappenden, Paul (2008) Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis. [Preprint]

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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 a central assumption of this seductive idea is questionable despite appearing innocuous and that at the very least further argument is needed in support of it.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Commentary on: Saunders, Simonand Wallace, David (2008) Branching and Uncertainty. [Preprint]
    Additional Information: This replaces the paper deposited 22 June 07 and responds to the version of Saunders' and Wallace's paper deposited 10 January 08. It is forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
    Keywords: Everett, Saunders, Wallace, Lewis, branching, uncertainty,
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: paul tappenden
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3848
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3848

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