On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>wrote:
> Teleportation thought experiments are also about what you can expect to
And I have no objection to thought experiments of that sort, but Bruno is
not talking about assigning the probability you will see Moscow or
Washington, he's talking about the probability you will become the
Washington Man or the Moscow Man, and the two things are not the same. He
claims that if personal diaries were kept and predictions about the future
were made in them it would be concrete evidence on who is who and have a
bearing on the nature of personal identity, but that is nonsense. If
yesterday I wrote in my diary that there is a 100% chance I would make
money in the stock market tomorrow but today I lost my shirt my failed
prediction would not destroy my identity, I would not enter oblivion I'd
just be broke. Personal identity can only be traced from the past to the
present, the future is unknown.
John K Clark
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