On 3/13/2011 7:06 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:

On 13 Mar 2011, at 08:29, Jason Resch wrote:

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 6:07 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com <mailto:stath...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 9:45 PM, Andrew Soltau
    <andrewsol...@gmail.com <mailto:andrewsol...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    > So, 'first person indeterminacy' simply means that I don't know
    > observation I will make next?

    It is not just ignorance, it is true indeterminacy. Even if you have
    all the information you cannot know which observation you will make

    Stathis Papaioannou

To add to Bruno's and Stathis's point, first person indeterminacy, even when the details of the experiment are known, is an essential piece of the Sleeping Beauty Problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_Beauty_problem

This is indeed a beautiful problem, but I am not sure I see the relationship with first person indeterminacy, which involves explicit copy and duplication of the body of a person, at its correct substitution level.

Sleeping Beauty is continually duplicated at a succession of times; she just doesn't know which one she is when the question is asked.


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