Arnold Zuboff

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Arnold Zuboff
BornJanuary 1946 (age 77)
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]

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  1. ^ "Arnold Stuart ZUBOFF". Companies House. Archived from the original on 2021-08-15. 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. Archived from the original on 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2021-10-08.

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