Note that the question why am I me and not my brother is strictly equivalent with why am I the one in Washington and not the one in Moscow after a WM duplication. It is strictly unanswerable. Even a God could not give an adequate explanation (assuming c.).


Le 16-juin-05, à 23:02, Quentin Anciaux a écrit :

Le Jeudi 16 Juin 2005 10:02, Jonathan Colvin a écrit :
Switch the question. Why aren't you me (Jonathan Colvin)? I'm conscious
(feels like I am, anyway).

Hi Jonathan,

I think you do not see the real question, which can be formulated (using your
analogy) by :

Why (me as) Russell Standish is Russell Standish rather Jonathan Colvin ? I (as RS) could have been you (JC)... but it's a fact that I'm not, but the question is why I'm not, why am I me rather than you ? What "force" decide
for me to be me ? :)


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