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Expectancy and rational action prior to personal fission

Tappenden, Paul (2010) Expectancy and rational action prior to personal fission. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Some analyses of personal fission suggest that an informed subject should expect to have a distinct experience of each outcome simultaneously. Is rational provision for the future possible in such unfamiliar circumstances? I argue that, with some qualification, the subject can reasonably act as if faced with alternative possible outcomes with precise probabilities rather than multiple actual outcomes.


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Tappenden, Paul
Additional Information: This version of the paper has been accepted for publication in Philosophical Studies
Keywords: Sider, Everett, stage theory, personal fission, probability, many-worlds
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Depositing User: paul tappenden
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5090
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5090

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