The Sleeping Beauty Problem

In this video, Michael Campbell introduces the Sleeping Beauty problem. This is a problem in formal epistemology about how to correctly assign probabilities to an odd scenario in which we flip a coin and, depending on the outcome, wake Sleeping Beauty up according to two different patterns. We’ll discover some very strange consequences for our beliefs as a result.

PhD student at Duke University

I’m a first-year PhD student here at Duke and a member of Felipe De Brigard’s IMC Lab and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s MADLab . I was born and raised in London, England and received my bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.