Sleeping Beauty and the Problem of World Reduction

Publication Year:
2005
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2175
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 discuss then 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. I show that the same type of analysis also applies to Elga's version of the argument for 1/3. Lastly, I show that the core of the Sleeping Beauty problem is related to the problem of world reduction.