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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