Philosophical Studies

, Volume 163, Issue 2, pp 503–512 | Cite as

Ross on sleeping beauty

  • Brian WeathersonEmail author


In two excellent recent papers, Jacob Ross has argued that the standard arguments for the ‘thirder’ answer to the Sleeping Beauty puzzle lead to violations of countable additivity. The problem is that most arguments for that answer generalise in awkward ways when he looks at the whole class of what he calls Sleeping Beauty problems. In this note I develop a new argument for the thirder answer that doesn't generalise in this way.


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Thanks to Jacob Ross and Sarah Moss for very helpful discussions about how to improve this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and EpistemologyThe University of St AndrewsSt Andrews, FifeScotland

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