Category Archives: Paradoxes

A Two-Sided Ontological Solution to the Sleeping Beauty Problem

Preprint published on the PhilSci archive. I describe in this paper an ontological solution to the Sleeping Beauty problem. I begin with describing the hyper-entanglement urn experiment. I restate first the Sleeping Beauty problem from a wider perspective than the … Continue reading

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Elements of Dialectical Contextualism

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of  an article appeared in French in the collective book (pages 581-608) written on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Pascal Engel. Abstract In what follows, I strive to present the elements of a philosophical … Continue reading

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A Third Route to the Doomsday Argument

A paper published (2009) in English in the Journal of Philosophical Research, vol. 34, pages 263-278 (with significant changes with regard to the preprint). In this paper, I present a solution to the Doomsday argument based on a third type of solution, by … Continue reading

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A Solution to Goodman’s Paradox

English Posprint (with additional illustrations) of a paper published in French in Dialogue Vol. 40, Winter 2001, pp. 99-123 under the title “Une Solution pour le Paradoxe de Goodman”.In the classical version of Goodman’s paradox, the universe where the problem takes place is ambiguous. … Continue reading

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A Dichotomic Analysis of the Surprise Examination Paradox

English translation of a paper appeared in French in Philosophiques 2005, vol. 32, pages 399-421 (with minor changes with regard to the published version). This paper proposes a new framework to solve the surprise examination paradox. I survey preliminary the main contributions to … Continue reading

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Probabilistic Situations for Goodmanian N-universes

A paper appeared (2006) in French in the Journal of Philosophical Research, vol. 31, pages 123-141, under the title “Situations probabilistes pour n-univers goodmaniens.” I proceed to describe several applications of the theory of n-universes through several different probabilistic situations. I describe first how … Continue reading

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The Simulation Argument and the Reference Class Problem: the Dialectical Contextualist’s Standpoint

Postprint. I present in this paper an analysis of the Simulation Argument from a dialectical contextualist’s standpoint. This analysis is grounded on the reference class problem. I begin with describing in detail Bostrom’s Simulation Argument. I identify then the reference … Continue reading

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A Solution to the Doomsday Argument

Un article publié en français dans the Canadian Journal of Philosophy Volume 28, Juillet 1998, pages 227-46. Cet article présente une solution pour l’Argument de l’Apocalypse (DA). Je montre tout d’abord qu’il n’existe pas de critère objectif pour le choix en général … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Argument and Hempel’s Problem

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations from wikimedia commons) of a paper published in French in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy Vol.29, July 1999, pp. 139-56 under the title “Comment l’Urne de Carter et Leslie se Déverse dans celle de Hempel”.I begin by describing … Continue reading

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