On Feb 28, 6:10 pm, Quentin Anciaux <allco...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2012/2/28 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> > > > On Feb 28, 5:15 pm, Quentin Anciaux <allco...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > the you > > > before is no more. > > > That's what I have been arguing all along. Yes, doctor = Yes, death. > > No... tell me where is the you of 1 second ago ?
I'm still here. The passage of time isn't objectively real. Nothing is actually disappearing or passing away because of time alone. > When I say no more.. I > mean that... the you now, is not the you of one second ago, that you one > second ago is in the past, he is in the past and nowhere to be found in the > current moment, in the current moment, there is only the current you. No, the current me contains my entire history. Nothing is lost, even if I can't consciously recall particular memories. I don't remember learning to read these words, but the experience of learning to read them now is part of my perception of them. It's an inertial frame of semantic relation that accumulates through experience, regardless of the passage of time. > > Beside that, that identity question is the same in MWI context. It fails in that context too. The logic doesn't hold up. If I replace my brain with a digital device, I either go on living my life or I do not. If I do, then there can be no difference between one digital brain and two and I would have to be now be living my life out of two or (or two thousand) brains simultaneously. I think that this is the only viable answer if we believe in comp, since the idea of arithmetic truth makes identity something like an eternal radio frequency which can be accessed at any time and plugged into any universal machine. To me, it's clear that what would happen instead is that replacing your brain with a digital puppet would cause you to lapse into a coma and then die, while your body lived on doing an uncanny imitation of you for an amazed audience. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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.