On Tue, May 18, 1999 at 09:37:03AM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I think that Nick Bostrom, who (as far as I know) conceived of and named > the SSA, was not thinking in terms of the Strong SSA. When he discusses > "my" birth rank, he is implicitly assuming that I am the same observer > today that I was when I was born. I think it is best, therefore, to > distinguish the two assumptions by giving them names in this form.
I think what you call "Strong SSA", Nick calls "SSA with observer-moments as the reference class". One of his papers is supposed to have a discussion of whether the reference class should consist of observers or observer-moments, but I am unable to find it. (Nick, if you're reading this please point us to the paper.)