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The Doomsday argument, Adam & Eve, UN⁺⁺, and Quantum Joe

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The Doomsday argument purports to show that the risk of the human species going extinct soon has been systematically underestimated. This argument has something in common with controversial forms of reasoning in other areas, including: game theoretic problems with imperfect recall, the methodology of cosmology, the epistomology of indexical belief, and the debate over so-called fine-tuning arguments for the design hypothesis. The common denominator is a certain premiss: the Self-Sampling Assu...

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10.1023/A:1010350925053

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Institution:
Yale University
Department:
Department of Philosophy
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Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
127
Issue:
3
Pages:
359-387
Publication date:
2001-06-01
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Language:
English
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2010-08-26

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