On 11/12/2013 4:13 PM, LizR wrote:
On 13 November 2013 11:22, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto: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 
    Yes, but how do I "know" it?  Is it a matter of perceiving temporal overlap 
    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.

But I think that fuzzes up the idea of "continuation". If consciousness is a set of disconnected "observer moments" then "continuation" can only refer to some inherent similarities that suffices to order these moments. I don't think conscious thoughts, which last maybe 100msec, have sufficient content to do this. On the other hand, because of their duration, I think they overlap preceding and succeeding thoughts. The brain, as a neural net, can have thoughts in various stages of becoming conscious or producing actions. But that model implies that the continuity is due to physical processes which are not conscious (or in Bruno's model they are at the much lower level). But that implies not all brain processes entail some consciousness. MWI implies continuity at the physics level, but not at the consciousness level.


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