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
>>> 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!
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