Tappenden, Paul (2010) Expectancy and rational action prior to personal fission. [Preprint]
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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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|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 11:19|
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