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Frankfurt Cases and the Newcomb Problem

Ahmed, Arif (2019) Frankfurt Cases and the Newcomb Problem. Philosophical Studies. ISSN 0031-8116

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Abstract A standard argument for one-boxing in Newcomb’s Problem is ‘Why Ain’cha Rich?’, which emphasizes that one-boxers typically make a million dollars compared to the thousand dollars that two-boxers can expect. A standard reply is the ‘opportunity defence’: the two-boxers who made a thousand never had an opportunity to make more. The paper argues that the opportunity defence is unavailable to
anyone who grants that in another case—a Frankfurt case—the agent is deprived of opportunities in the way that advocates of Frankfurt cases typically claim.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Ahmed, Arifama24@cam.ac.uk0000000178263335
Keywords: Rational Choice, free will, determinism, Frankfurt cases, Newcomb's Problem
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Arif Ahmed
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2020 03:39
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 03:39
Item ID: 17459
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophical Studies
Publisher: Springer (Springer Science+Business Media B.V.)
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s110...
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 13 November 2019
ISSN: 0031-8116
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17459

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