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The measure of existence of a quantum world and the Sleeping Beauty Problem

Groisman, Berry and Hallakoun, Na'ama and Vaidman, Lev (2013) The measure of existence of a quantum world and the Sleeping Beauty Problem. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    An attempt to resolve the controversy regarding the solution of the Sleeping Beauty Problem in the framework of the Many-Worlds Interpretation led to a new controversy regarding the Quantum Sleeping Beauty Problem. We apply the concept of a measure of existence of a world and reach the solution known as ‘thirder’ solution which differs from Peter Lewis’s ‘halfer’ assertion. We argue that this method provides a simple and powerful tool for analysing rational decision theory problems.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: The article has been accepted for publication in Analysis, Oxford University Press.
    Keywords: Sleeping Beauty Problem; Many-Worlds Interpretation; Decision Theory; Quantum Sleeping Beauty Problem; Measure of existence
    Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Berry Groisman
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 10:47
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 10:47
    Item ID: 9948
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9948

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