The measure of existence of a quantum world and the Sleeping Beauty Problem

Analysis 73 (4):695-706 (2013)
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Lev Vaidman
Tel Aviv University
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Next SectionAn attempt to resolve the controversy regarding the solution of the Sleeping Beauty Problem in the framework of the Many-Worlds Interpretation led to a new controversy regarding the Quantum Sleeping Beauty Problem. We apply the concept of a measure of existence of a world and reach the solution known as ‘thirder’ solution which differs from Peter Lewis’s ‘halfer’ assertion. We argue that this method provides a simple and powerful tool for analysing rational decision theory problems
Keywords Everett  Many-worlds interepretation  measure of existence  Quantum Sleeping Beauty problem  probability  Sleeping Beauty Problem
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ant072
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