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Self-locating credences

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In this essay, I will argue for a theory of self-locating credences based on Nick Bostrom’s Observation Equation. A theory of self-locating credences should constrain a rational observer’s credence function given their prior credences in non-self-locating propositions and their beliefs about how many observers exist in the world and what kind of evidence they have. Two notable theories of this kind have been proposed: one by Frank Arntzenius and Cian Dorr, and another by Nick Bostrom. In the ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Type of award:
BPhil
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Bachelors
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-07-13

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