Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Newcomb’s Paradox: is a thought experiment, in which a subject should select one of two boxes and thereby has a secure option for a chance to win, but can significantly increase this chance by increasing the risk of losing everything. An omniscient being, who has usually correctly predicted the decision of the subject, tries to thwart the profit of the subject person. Should the subject choose the safe option or play risk? Can the subject still change its strategy during the experiment? See also freedom of will, backward causality, prisoner´‘s dilemma.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Black, Max Newcomb’s Paradox   Black, Max
Lewis, David Newcomb’s Paradox   Lewis, David
Poundstone, W. Newcomb’s Paradox   Poundstone, W.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-25