Re: personal identity

Wei Dai (
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 18:05:50 -0800

On Fri, Jan 09, 1998 at 02:02:14PM -0500, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Agreed. This is a better explanation of what I feel. The book might be
> me, but I could not experience life in my new incarnation, or grow and
> change. The definition of "me" has to be more than my current state, it
> must include continuing experience and future potential.

Ok, but how much future potential do you need? A day of subject time? An
hour? A second? Does it mean that sometime before your actual
(irreversible) death, you're no longer you?