Frankfurt cases and the Newcomb Problem
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Ahmed, A. (2020). Frankfurt cases and the Newcomb Problem. Philosophical Studies, 177 (11), 3391-3408. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-019-01375-0
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.
Leverhulme Trust (RF-2018-231\10)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-019-01375-0
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/298771
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