Publication

Choosing Beauty

Friederich, S., 2017, In : Logique et Analyse. 60, 240, p. 449-463 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

APA

Friederich, S. (2017). Choosing Beauty. Logique et Analyse, 60(240), 449-463. https://doi.org/10.2143/LEA.240.03254092

Author

Friederich, Simon. / Choosing Beauty. In: Logique et Analyse. 2017 ; Vol. 60, No. 240. pp. 449-463.

Harvard

Friederich, S 2017, 'Choosing Beauty', Logique et Analyse, vol. 60, no. 240, pp. 449-463. https://doi.org/10.2143/LEA.240.03254092

Standard

Choosing Beauty. / Friederich, Simon.

In: Logique et Analyse, Vol. 60, No. 240, 2017, p. 449-463.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vancouver

Friederich S. Choosing Beauty. Logique et Analyse. 2017;60(240):449-463. https://doi.org/10.2143/LEA.240.03254092


BibTeX

@article{1fe175bcca3d4707b46cd29f6273a5d7,
title = "Choosing Beauty",
abstract = "Reasoning that takes into account self-locating evidence in apparently plausible ways sometimes yields the startling conclusion that rational credences are such as if agents had bizarre causal powers. The present paper introduces a novel version of the Sleeping Beauty problem-Choosing Beauty-for which the response to the problem advocated by David Lewis unappealingly yields this conclusion. Furthermore, it suggests as a general desideratum for approaches to problems of self-locating belief that they should not recommend credences that are as if anyone had anomalous causal powers. Adopting this desideratum, as the paper shows, yields uniformly plausible verdicts on the most-discussed problems of self-locating belief.",
keywords = "Doomsday Argument, Sleeping Beauty, self-locating belief, anomalous causal powers, SELF-LOCATING BELIEFS, SLEEPING-BEAUTY, DOOMSDAY ARGUMENT, DOUBLE-HALFERS, DYNAMICS, FUTURE, ELGA, EVIL, ODDS",
author = "Simon Friederich",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.2143/LEA.240.03254092",
language = "English",
volume = "60",
pages = "449--463",
journal = "Logique et Analyse",
issn = "0024-5836",
publisher = "CENTRE NATIONAL BELGE RECHERCHES LOGIQUE",
number = "240",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Choosing Beauty

AU - Friederich, Simon

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Reasoning that takes into account self-locating evidence in apparently plausible ways sometimes yields the startling conclusion that rational credences are such as if agents had bizarre causal powers. The present paper introduces a novel version of the Sleeping Beauty problem-Choosing Beauty-for which the response to the problem advocated by David Lewis unappealingly yields this conclusion. Furthermore, it suggests as a general desideratum for approaches to problems of self-locating belief that they should not recommend credences that are as if anyone had anomalous causal powers. Adopting this desideratum, as the paper shows, yields uniformly plausible verdicts on the most-discussed problems of self-locating belief.

AB - Reasoning that takes into account self-locating evidence in apparently plausible ways sometimes yields the startling conclusion that rational credences are such as if agents had bizarre causal powers. The present paper introduces a novel version of the Sleeping Beauty problem-Choosing Beauty-for which the response to the problem advocated by David Lewis unappealingly yields this conclusion. Furthermore, it suggests as a general desideratum for approaches to problems of self-locating belief that they should not recommend credences that are as if anyone had anomalous causal powers. Adopting this desideratum, as the paper shows, yields uniformly plausible verdicts on the most-discussed problems of self-locating belief.

KW - Doomsday Argument

KW - Sleeping Beauty

KW - self-locating belief

KW - anomalous causal powers

KW - SELF-LOCATING BELIEFS

KW - SLEEPING-BEAUTY

KW - DOOMSDAY ARGUMENT

KW - DOUBLE-HALFERS

KW - DYNAMICS

KW - FUTURE

KW - ELGA

KW - EVIL

KW - ODDS

UR - http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/12078/

U2 - 10.2143/LEA.240.03254092

DO - 10.2143/LEA.240.03254092

M3 - Article

VL - 60

SP - 449

EP - 463

JO - Logique et Analyse

JF - Logique et Analyse

SN - 0024-5836

IS - 240

ER -

ID: 51462477