Jack, As Stathis and Quentin wrote, we have approached the core of the disagreement.
You (Jack) seem to have a very "quaint" idea of personal identity - some kind of essentialism. Strange that you hold that theory and call talk of 1st person/3rd person distinction "sloganeering". It seems, perhaps, that the sloganeers have a much more scientific concept of personal identity than you do? Cheers, Günther Jack Mallah wrote: > --- 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. > >> The extra copies of me have somehow sapped my life strength. > > Not at all. I guess that is a joke? > > Creating more copies, then getting rid of the same number, does not result in > a net decrease in measure. That is why the movie "The Prestige" bears no > resemblance whatsoever to QS despite rumors to the contrary. > > If you create extra copies and leave them alive, there is a net increase in > measure. That is equivalent to new people being born even if they have your > memories. This once happenned to Will Riker on Star Trek: TNG. > > > > > > > > > > -- Günther Greindl Department of Philosophy of Science University of Vienna guenther.grei...@univie.ac.at Blog: http://www.complexitystudies.org/ Thesis: http://www.complexitystudies.org/proposal/ --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---