2009/2/23 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com>: > Stathis, > > I usually appreciate the wisdom in your posts. Now I have a retort: > >>"...What I find incoherent is the idea > that the psychological properties might be able to be duplicated but > nevertheless there is no continuity of identity because the soul > cannot be duplicated."< > > If you accept the topic (to be discussed) of the unidentifiable imaginary > "soul", than you have to accept that "IT"(???) can be duplicated as well. > Once we are in Wunderland we are in Wunderland.
I don't believe in the soul so perhaps someone who does can comment (Tom Caylor?): is it that it can't be copied at all, i.e. not even God could make a soul-copying teleporter, or is it just that it can't be copied via physical means? > And if "you find yourself there" you have no notion of your destoyed > identity "here" and you A R E the copied fake (I call it 'fake', because it > is extracted from your 'here'-relations which constitute the essential > content of your identity. The "there" YOU is either another one with > relations to the "there" circumstances or a fake replica of what you were > 'here' (and have no knowledge (memory) of it. Or is the duplicate homesick? By that argument you could also say you are a copied fake of the John of a year ago, since most of the matter in your body has been replaced. -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---