# Does it Make Sense to Speak of Self-Locating Uncertainty in the Universal Wave Function? Remarks on Sebens and Carroll

@article{Kent2014DoesIM, title={Does it Make Sense to Speak of Self-Locating Uncertainty in the Universal Wave Function? Remarks on Sebens and Carroll}, author={Adrian Kent}, journal={Foundations of Physics}, year={2014}, volume={45}, pages={211-217} }

Following a proposal of Vaidman (Int Stud Philos Sci 12:245–261, 1998) (in: Zalta EN (ed) The Stanford encyclopaedia of philosophy, 2014) (in: Ben-Menahem Y, Hemmo M (ed) The probable and the improbable: understanding probability in physics, essays in memory of Itamar Pitowsky, 2011), Sebens and Carroll (Quantum theory: a two-time success story 2014), (arXiv preprint arXiv:1405.75772014) have argued that in Everettian (i.e. purely unitary) quantum theory, observers are uncertain, before they…

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