Arnold Zuboff

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Arnold Zuboff
BornJanuary 1946 (age 75)
EraContemporary philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity College London
ThesisTime, Self and Sleeping Beauty (2009)
Doctoral advisorThomas Nagel
Main interests
Personal identity, philosophy of mind, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of probability
Notable ideas
Sleeping Beauty problem

Arnold Stuart Zuboff (born January 1946)[1] is an American philosopher who has worked on topics such as personal identity, philosophy of mind, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of probability.[2] He is the original formulator of the Sleeping Beauty problem[3] and a view analogous to open individualism—the position that there is one subject of experience, who is everyone—which he calls "universalism".[4][5]

Education and career[edit]

Zuboff received a BA in philosophy from the University of Connecticut, in 1968[6] and later a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University in 2009.[7] Zuboff lectured at the University College London's Department of Philosophy from 1974, till his retirement in 2011;[8] he is now a Senior Honorary Research Associate.[9]

Selected works[edit]


  • Zuboff, Arnold (1973). "Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence" (PDF). In Solomon, Robert C. (ed.). Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays. Doubleday Anchor. pp. 343–357.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (January 1977). "Moment Universals and Personal Identity" (PDF). Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 52: 141–155. doi:10.1093/aristotelian/78.1.141.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (March 1990). "One Self: The Logic of Experience" (PDF). Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy. 33 (1): 39–68. doi:10.1080/00201749008602210.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (July 1992). "A Presentation without an Example?" (PDF). Analysis. 52 (3): 190–191. doi:10.1093/analys/52.3.190.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (May 1994). "What Is a Mind?" (PDF). Midwest Studies in Philosophy. 19 (1): 183–205. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4975.1994.tb00285.x.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (September 1995). "Morality as What One Really Desires" (PDF). Midwest Studies in Philosophy. 20 (1): 142–164. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4975.1995.tb00309.x.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (September 2000). "The Perspectival Nature of Probability and Inference" (PDF). Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy. 43 (3): 353–358. doi:10.1080/002017400414908. S2CID 54894496.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (March–April 2001). "Why Should I Care about Morality?". Philosophy Now (31). pp. 24–27.
  • Zuboff, Arnold. "An Introduction to Universalism". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Zuboff, Arnold (Spring 2008). "Thoughts about a solution to the mind-body problem" (PDF). Think. 6 (17–18): 159–171. doi:10.1017/S1477175600003109.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (October 2008). "Time, Self and Sleeping Beauty". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Zuboff, Arnold (June 2011). "My 8 Big Ideas". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Zuboff, Arnold (May–June 2014). "A Justification of Empirical Thinking". Philosophy Now (102). pp. 22–24.
  • Zuboff, Arnold (February–March 2015). "Theories That Refute Themselves". Philosophy Now (106).
  • Zuboff, Arnold (October 2015). "A Justification of Empirical Inference" (PDF). Philosophy Now.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arnold Stuart ZUBOFF". Companies House. Retrieved 2021-08-15.
  2. ^ "Works by Arnold Zuboff". PhilPapers. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  3. ^ Elga, Adam (2000-04-01). "Self-locating belief and the Sleeping Beauty problem". Analysis. 60 (2): 143–147. doi:10.1093/analys/60.2.143. ISSN 0003-2638.
  4. ^ Forgas, Joseph P.; Innes, J. Michael (1989). Recent Advances in Social Psychology: An International Perspective. Amsterdam: North Holland. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-444-88519-7.
  5. ^ Valentine, Elizabeth R. (2020). "Perception and action in East and West". Philosophy and History of Psychology: Selected Works of Elizabeth Valentine. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-000-08294-4.
  6. ^ "1968 June 3". Commencement Programs. University of Connecticut: 25. 1968-06-03.
  7. ^ "Arnold Zuboff". PhilPeople. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  8. ^ "Full Programme" (PDF). London School of Philosophy. p. 5. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  9. ^ "People". UCL Philosophy. 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2021-10-08.

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