Sleeping Beauty and Self-location: A Hybrid Model

  title={Sleeping Beauty and Self-location: A Hybrid Model},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
  • N. Bostrom
  • Published 24 May 2007
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Synthese
The Sleeping Beauty problem is test stone for theories about self- locating belief, i.e. theories about how we should reason when data or theories contain indexical information. Opinion on this problem is split between two camps, those who defend the “1/2 view” and those who advocate the “1/3 view”. I argue that both these positions are mistaken. Instead, I propose a new “hybrid” model, which avoids the faults of the standard views while retaining their attractive properties. This model appears… 

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