Journal Article

Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis

Paul Tappenden

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Published on behalf of British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Volume 59, issue 3, pages 307-314
Published in print September 2008 | ISSN: 0007-0882
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1464-3537 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axn019
Saunders and Wallace on Everett and Lewis

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Simon Saunders and David Wallace attempt to use a modified form of David Lewis's analysis of personal fission to ground the claim that prior to undergoing Everett branching an informed subject can be uncertain about which outcome s/he will observe. I argue that a central assumption of this seductive idea is questionable despite appearing innocuous and that at the very least further argument is needed in support of it.

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Subjects: Philosophy of Science ; Science and Mathematics

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