On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > I *do *know who I am in the first person, >
But there is no reason to believe that the knowledge you're talking about is in principle unique; the copying machine can duplicate the first person view just as easily as anything else. That person over there who looks just like you also knows who she is in the first person, and the funny thing is it's exactly precisely the same first person. > We could make further extensions to the above scenario - say I'm really a > digital copy, stored in a computer in Daniel Dennett's secret laboratory, > but linked to the senses of an android which seems to be human - it appears > human when it looks at itself in the mirror > But that's not a extension that's the way things actually are, except that the computer isn't in Daniel Dennett's secret laboratory, it's in a box made of bone sitting on your shoulders. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.