The eternal Coin: A puzzle about self-locating conditional credence

Philosophical Perspectives 24 (1):189-205 (2010)
The Eternal Coin is a fair coin has existed forever, and will exist forever, in a region causally isolated from you. It is tossed every day. How confident should you be that the Coin lands heads today, conditional on (i) the hypothesis that it has landed Heads on every past day, or (ii) the hypothesis that it will land Heads on every future day? I argue for the extremely counterintuitive claim that the correct answer to both questions is 1.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2010.00190.x
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