On 13 November 2013 11:22, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 11/12/2013 1:57 PM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
>  So *you* Quentin Anciaux (incidentally, how do pronounce that?) don't
>> necessarily continue.  It is just that there is a continuation of 1p POVs.
>> So we're down to the question of what constitutes a 1p POV.
>  I know what is my own, don't know for you, but I assume you do know it
> for yourself.
> Yes, but how do I "know" it?  Is it a matter of perceiving temporal
> overlap of thoughts - no, because then I woudn't be the same person after
> anesthesia.  Is it a matter of memories - that seems plausible; although
> I don't seem to need very many memories or access them often to be "me".
> Is it a matter, as comp suggests, of realizing the "Brent" input-output
> function in the brain?
> You don't know if your memories are accurate or that you are the same
person as you were a second before, or anything else to do with the
*contents* of your consciousness. What you do know is that you're having
your present experiences and thinking your present thoughts.

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