Sleeping Beauty in Flatland

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1580
Author(s):
Franceschi, Paul
preprint description
I describe in this paper a solution to the Sleeping Beauty problem. I begin with the consensual emerald case and I also discuss Bostrom's Incubator gedanken. I address then the Sleeping Beauty problem. I argue that the root cause of the flaw in the argument for 1/3 is an erroneous assimilation with a repeated experiment. Lastly, I present an informative variant of the original Sleeping Beauty experiment that casts light on the diagnosis of the fallacy in the argument for 1/3.