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Sleeping beauty and self-location: a hybrid model

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The Sleeping Beauty problem is test stone for theories about self-locating belief, i.e. theories about how we should reasons when data or theories contain indexical information. Opinion on this problem is split between two camps, those who defend the "1/2 view" and those who advocate the "1/3 view". I argue that both these positions are mistaken. Instead, I propose a new "hybrid" model, which avoids the faults of the standard views while retaining their attractive properties. This model a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Author's Original

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10.1007/s11229-006-9010-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
157
Issue:
1
Pages:
59-78
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
URN:
uuid:44102720-3214-4515-ad86-57aa32c928c7
Local pid:
ora:4105

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