The Lesser Evil: A Defense of Self-Sampling and Centered Conditionalization Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Kokotajlo, Daniel
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • In this paper, I develop a taxonomy of views about how beliefs should be updated in situations of indexical uncertainty. Drawing on previous literature, I show how each view is subject to its own apparent reductio ad absurdum. I argue that two of the three views are more absurd than was previously believed. I argue that the third view—which is held by Bostrom, Elga, Sebens & Carroll, Arntzenius & Dorr, and myself—actually has a pretty good defense against the objection it faces. This matters because the various views have important empirical implications.
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  • Roberts, John
  • Kotzen, Matthew
  • Merino-Rajme, Carla
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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