Hal Finey wrote:
>If imperfect or diverged copies are to be considered as
>lesser-degree selves, is there an absolute rule which applies,
>an objective reality which governs the extent to which two
>different individuals are the same "self", or is it ultimately
>a matter of taste and opinion for the individuals involved to
>make the determination? Is this something that reasonable
>people can disagree on, or is there an objective truth about
>it that they should ultimately come to agreement on if they
>work at it long enough?
The former. Remember: "There's no arguing about taste".