2009/2/12 Jack Mallah <jackmal...@yahoo.com>:
> --- On Wed, 2/11/09, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> You agree that if one version of me goes to bed tonight and one version of 
>> me wakes up tomorrow, then I should expect to wake up tomorrow. But if extra 
>> versions of me are manufactured and run today, then switched off when I go 
>> to sleep, then you are saying that I might not wake up tomorrow.
> You won't know this evening if you are one of the "extra versions" or the 
> original.  So yes, in that situation, you will probably not be around 
> tomorrow.  Only the original will.

Well, this seems to be the real point of disagreement between you and
the pro-QI people. If I am one of the extra versions and die
overnight, but the original survives, then I have survived. This is
why there can be a many to one relationship between earlier and later
copies. If you don't agree with this then you should make explicit
your theory of personal identity.

Stathis Papaioannou

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