George wrote:
>Sorry Russell I am not good with acronyms.
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>In a message dated 99-09-30 22:37:01 EDT, you write:
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><< the QTI issue. >>
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>I assume it stands for Quantum Theory Interpretation???

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QTI = Quantum Theory of Immortality, see James Higgo initial and
basic post on the subject:
http://www.escribe.com/science/theory/index.html?mID=138
I would like to add something about LIP (Leibnitz Identity Principle) :
I accept it in non-modal (extensional) context. For exemple if you tell me
that a = 3, I accept that a + 1 = 4.
But I don't accept it in modal (intensional) context. For exemple if you
tell
me that a = 3, I will NOT infer that "Jean knows that a + 1 = 4", for it
is
possible that although a = 3, Jean doesn't know it.
What I have said in my last post follows from the fact that the 1-person
and 3-person notion introduces modal contexts.
Listen, people, I don't belief you can keep talking about worlds and
observers without using a minimal amount of MODAL LOGIC.
I told you that before.
For exemple, I wanted to make remarks on the "cul-de-sac" thread, but
I have abandon the idea because without MODAL LOGIC the post would
have to be much too long.
More generaly we should perhaps agree on a little set of fundamental
books
to work with as a solid base for our evolving discussion.
Here is my suggestion:
1) The MWI of QM (Dewitt and Graham).
2) Mmmmh... I will think about a good and simple book on modal logic ...
I think CHELLAS' book (I mention it before) is the best one.
3) I wait for your suggestions ... we should not propose more than 5
books!
Bruno