On 03 Dec 2009, at 13:38, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

> 2009/12/3 soulcatcher☠ <soulcatche...@gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:55 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com 
>> > wrote:
>>> If you were Elvis and Elvis were you, what difference would that  
>>> make
>>> to anything?
>>
>> That would make a huge difference for me and Elvis - my (and his)
>> subjective experiences would be very different. And, as these
>> experiences are by definition "private and ineffable" (is it right?),
>> that would make no difference for anything but me and Elvis.
>> Sorry, maybe I just don't understand your question ...
>
> OK, let's leave Elvis out of it since he is dead. Suppose you and I
> switch places. What would change? To find out, I'll just wave my hands
> in a special magical way and - poof! - it's done. You now have my mind
> and body, while I have your mind and body. So really it isn't the
> original me writing this, it is the original you, who only thinks he
> is the original me since he has my mind and body; and over there it
> isn't the original you reading this, but the original me who only
> thinks he is the original you.
>
> Do you see the problem in the above exchange? It assumes there is some
> metaphysical "me" and "you" that can be conceptualised as flitting
> about from one body and mind to another. But such a notion seems to me
> absurd, meaningless, worse than wrong.



Apparently it did not work. I am "bruno marchal" now!

Please swish again!

:)




>
>
> -- 
> 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 
> .
>
>

http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/



--

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.


Reply via email to