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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
Papineau, David
Durà-Vilà, Víctor
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 15:16
Item ID: 4118

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