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Reply to Lewis: metaphysics versus epistemology

Papineau, David and Durà-Vilà, Víctor (2008) Reply to Lewis: metaphysics versus epistemology. [Preprint]

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    Peter J. Lewis argued that the Everettian interpretation of quantum mechanics implies the unpopular halfer position in the Sleeping Beauty debate. We retorted that it is perfectly coherent to be an Everettian and an ordinary thirder. In a recent reply to our paper Lewis further clarifies the basis for his thinking. We think this brings out nicely where he goes wrong: he underestimates the importance of metaphysical considerations in determining rational credences.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in Analysis
    Keywords: Quantum mechanics, many worlds, Everett, probability, Sleeping Beauty paradox
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Víctor Durà-Vilà
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 4118
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4118

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