Self-location and Causal Context

Self-location and Causal Context The paper proposes a novel principle of rational self-locating belief that refers to the epistemic agent’s causal context. The principle is motivated and applied to some of the most-discussed problems of self-locating belief including the Doomsday Argument, the Serpent’s Advice scenario, the Presumptuous Philosopher problem, the Sleeping Beauty problem, and the problem of confirmation in the Everett interpretation. It is shown to yield plausible verdicts in all these cases. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Grazer Philosophische Studien Brill

Self-location and Causal Context

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Articles
ISSN
0165-9227
eISSN
1875-6735
D.O.I.
10.1163/18756735-09302008
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Abstract

The paper proposes a novel principle of rational self-locating belief that refers to the epistemic agent’s causal context. The principle is motivated and applied to some of the most-discussed problems of self-locating belief including the Doomsday Argument, the Serpent’s Advice scenario, the Presumptuous Philosopher problem, the Sleeping Beauty problem, and the problem of confirmation in the Everett interpretation. It is shown to yield plausible verdicts in all these cases.

Journal

Grazer Philosophische StudienBrill

Published: May 18, 2016

Keywords: self-locating belief; causation; Sleeping Beauty problem; Doomsday argument; Everett interpretation

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