2009/2/23 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>

> The copy could be you in the deeper sense that it could be you even in
> the case where he loses some memory, all memories, or in case he got
> new memories, including false souvenirs. But then it is like in the
> movie "the prestige", your brother can be you. This path leads to the
> idea that we are already all the same person. It is "not being the
> other" which is an illusion in that case. I don't insist on this
> because we don't need to see that arithmetic is the theory of
> everything (and that physics comes from there). But it is needed for
> the "other hypostases" and the whole theological point.
> Bruno
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ <http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/%7Emarchal/>
If the "copy" has no memory of being me then It's not me... or you mean
there is something which is not memory but which is "me" (and render memory
useless as primary property of the self) ?

It is a matter of semantic but if you accept that memory is not what can be
ascribe to "you" then "you/I/..." doesn't mean anything... in that sense you
are me and vice-versa, and everyone is everyone but I don't see this as a
theory of self identity.


> >

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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