Expectancy and rational action prior to personal fission

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5090
Author(s):
Tappenden, Paul
preprint description
Some analyses of personal fission suggest that an informed subject should expect to have a distinct experience of each outcome simultaneously. Is rational provision for the future possible in such unfamiliar circumstances? I argue that, with some qualification, the subject can reasonably act as if faced with alternative possible outcomes with precise probabilities rather than multiple actual outcomes.