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Reply to Papineau and Durà-Vilà

Lewis, Peter J (2008) Reply to Papineau and Durà-Vilà. [Preprint]

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I argued that anyone who adopts the Everettian approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics must also accept the (unpopular) ‘halfer’ solution to the Sleeping Beauty puzzle. Papineau and Durà-Vilà have responded with an argument that it is perfectly cogent both to be an Everettian and to accept the (popular) ‘thirder’ solution to Sleeping Beauty. Here I attempt to rebut their argument, and to clarify my original position.

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Item Type: Preprint
Lewis, Peter J
Commentary on: Papineau, David and Durà-Vilà, Víctor (2008) A thirder and an Everettian: a reply to Lewis's 'Quantum Sleeping Beauty'. UNSPECIFIED.
Keywords: quantum mechanics, Everett, many worlds, Sleeping Beauty, probability
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Peter J. Lewis
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3990
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: April 2008

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