On 5 March 2012 23:50, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > It's unclear as to whom "you" and "your" refers to.
Let me suggest a heuristic. Assume that any given instance of experience (by which I mean just whatever is necessary to permit some sort of determination to be made) is selected at random from the class of all such moments. All personal-indexical references can then be taken as referring to the conjunction of this instance and whatever "personal history" is implied by its content and structure. This heuristic serves to justify the "expectation", from the perspective of any such instance, of its substitution by other such instances. Insofar as such substitutions imply "continuations" of the present moment, they can be considered as constituting part of the "future" of a particular personal history. If this heuristic is applied consistently to the various thought experiments, (with the usual allowance for "measure") it should be obvious that "diary entries" recoverable within any given experiential instance will typically record precisely the sort of prior uncertainty or indeterminacy, with respect to the present instance, that Bruno is talking about. David > On 3/5/2012 3:23 PM, David Nyman wrote: >> >> On 5 March 2012 21:30, John Clark<johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Yes. I John K Clark just saw a 90 minutes documentary on the history of >>> asphalt, and as that is certainly one of the large but finite number of >>> 90 >>> minute movies I can see on that screen it is entirely consistent with my >>> prediction that John K Clark will see every 90 minute movie that screen >>> can >>> show. >> >> For some reason that really puzzles me, you are systematically failing >> to answer the question as posed. It is equivalent to asking: if you >> knew that the entire stock of tickets in a lottery would be >> distributed among multiple 3-Johns, what is the probability that your >> future experience would be of poverty or wealth? Of course, you know >> in advance that one copy will end up rich, but the 3-situation is not >> at issue. The issue is only whether your next 1-experience will be of >> sudden wealth, or not. It can only be one or the other, not both, and >> which it will be is indeterminate in the usual sense of any lottery. >> The point being demonstrated is that, regardless of the 3-situation, >> you can never "sum" 1-experiences - they are always mutually >> exclusive. Isn't that clear? > > > It's unclear as to whom "you" and "your" refers to. > > Brent > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > 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. > -- 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.