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The Doomsday Argument and Hempel's Problem

Franceschi, Paul (1999) The Doomsday Argument and Hempel's Problem. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In this paper, I present firstly a solution to Hempel's Problem. I recall secondly the solution to the Doomsday Argument described in my previous Une Solution pour l'Argument de l'Apocalypse (Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1998-2) and remark that both solutions are based on a similar line of reasoning. I show thirdly that the Doomsday Argument can be reduced to the core of Hempel's Problem.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Hempel's problem, Doomsday Argument, contraposition, reference class
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    Depositing User: Paul Franceschi
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 601
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/601

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