Doomsday, Bishop Ussher and simulated worlds

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Abstract

This paper attempts three tasks in relation to Carter and Leslie's Doomsday Argument. First, it criticises Timothy Chambers' ‘Ussherian Corollary’, a striking but unsuccessful objection to standard Doomsday arguments. Second, it reformulates the Ussherian Corollary as an objection to Bradley Monton's variant Doomsday and Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument. Finally, it tries to diagnose the epistemic/metaphysical problems facing Doomsday-related arguments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-217
Number of pages17
JournalRatio
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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