Reference : Boltzmannian Immortality
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : Philosophy & ethics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29207
Boltzmannian Immortality
English
Loew, Christian mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Aug-2017
Erkenntnis
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
82
4
761-776
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0165-0106
[en] Personal Identity; Statistical Mechanics; Survival; Thermodynamics; Boltzmann Brains
[en] Plausible assumptions from Cosmology and Statistical Mechanics entail that it is overwhelmingly likely that there will be exact duplicates of us in the distant future long after our deaths. Call such persons “Boltzmann duplicates,” after the great pioneer of Statistical Mechanics. In this paper, I argue that if survival of death is possible at all, then we almost surely will survive our deaths because there almost surely will be Boltzmann duplicates of us in the distant future that stand in appropriate relations to us to guarantee our survival.
Researchers ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29207
10.1007/s10670-016-9842-6

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