On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The principle is not the same. You cannot get a head transplant and assume
> that the 'you'-ness is going to magically follow the scalpel into your head
> from your body. You cannot get a prosthetic head, because without a head,
> there is no 'you' there anymore.

What test do you use to determine if it is still you after a certain
procedure? For example, someone could claim that photographing a
person destroys their soul, and they are no longer the same person. I
would point out that they behave like the same person and seem to
honestly believe that they are the same person, but the
counterargument is that this counts for nothing, since this would be
true of an identical copy and the original person would be dead.

Stathis Papaioannou

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